The Sudbury Wolves have traded forward Dmitry Sokolov to the Barrie Colts in exchange for 18-year-old centre Alexei Lipanov, and conditionally Owen Sound's third round pick in 2022.
Sokolov was the Wolves' first pick in the 2015 Import Draft and recorded 98 goals and 64 assists for 162 points in his 167 regular season games as a member of the Wolves. The Omsk, Russia native also netted six goals and added three assists in six playoff games last year.
Alexei Lipanov joins the Wolves from Barrie, where he amassed 11 goals and 18 assists in 35 games. The Moscow, Russia native is a third round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Neither player will have to travel far to suit up with their new teams as the Wolves will be in Barrie to take on the Colts on Thursday, Jan. 11 at the Barrie Molson Centre.