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Wolves take Ranger in trade with Steelheads

Sudbury gives up fourth-round pick in 2023
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Sudbury Wolves have picked up Joe Ranger in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in 2023

The Sudbury Wolves have traded a fourth-round draft pick in 2023 for Mississauga Steelheads netminder Joe Ranger.

“We are very excited to add Joe Ranger to our hockey club,” Sudbury Wolves VP & General Manager Rob Papineau said in a news release. “We know him well, having faced him numerous times over the past three seasons.”

Papineau highlighted Ranger’s “impressive” 0.911 save percentage in 29 games and his playoffs save percentage of 0.922 in three games. 

“He is a very high character person who will bring positive leadership and experience to both our  dressing room and on the ice,” Papineau said. “He has family in Sudbury and is excited to come in and help our team  succeed.”

A native of Carp, Ont., Ranger stands 6-1 and weighs in at 196 pounds. He is going into his fourth season in the OHL. In 2021-2022, Ranger had a “standout season,” the Wolves said, holding a Goals Against Average of 2.54, a Save Percentage of 0.911 and a record of 16 wins, nine losses and one overtime loss. 

“Being a part of the Sudbury Wolves is an amazing feeling,” the release quotes Ranger. “Having lots of family from Sudbury, it has always been a second home for me. I remember watching the Wolves games as a kid and I always dreamed of playing for them one day. I am very excited to meet the players, staff, and the fans!  Go Wolves Go!” 

Fans will get their first chance to see Ranger in action when the Sudbury Wolves open their Main Training Camp on Aug. 31.