Niagara, ON – The Niagara IceDogs are pleased to announce that they have signed 17-year-old forward Aidan Castle.
The IceDogs acquired the 2020 first-round OHL Priority Selection choice through a trade with the Oshawa Generals announced on Friday. A 5-foot-11, 168lb. left-winger, Castle spent the 2019-20 season with the Greater Toronto Hockey League’s (GTHL) Toronto Jr. Canadiens. In 62 games, the January 2004-born Mississauga native collected 70 points (35 goals, 35 assists). Castle attended Canada’s Virtual National Under-17 Development Camp held in July 2020.
IceDogs General Manager Joey Burke shares his excitement:
“This is an incredibly exciting commitment for us. Aidan is a guy we have wanted here since his draft year and to be able to work out a trade this week and sign him today really is a dream come true for our organization. First-round talents are hard to come by at this level and to be able to add a guy who not only fits that bill and plays our style so well but fits in perfectly age-wise, makes this feel like a home run fit for everyone. We couldn’t be more excited to add Aidan into the lineup right away! I couldn’t be more thrilled to officially welcome Aidan and the Castle family to Niagara.”
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