Merritt, BC – The Merritt Centennials are excited to announce the acquisition of forward Matt Osadick (’00) from the Swan Valley Stampeders in exchange for forward Frazer Dodd (’99) and goaltender Vincent Duplessis (’99).
Barry Wolff is bringing in a player he’s familiar with in Osadick, as Wolff coached him last year in the MJHL. The 18 year old from Grande Point, Manitoba was a big part of the offense in Swan Valley last season putting up 29 goals and 63 points in just 45 games which had him the 5th highest scorer in the league. He also added 18 points, and 11 goals in 17 playoff games that saw the Stampeders fall in overtime of game 7 of the MJHL final. In addition, he was also a part of Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge, winning a bronze while being held scoreless in 6 games. The 5’10”, 180 pound forward also has a commitment to the University of Maine.
“Matthew is a top end player with lots of upside. He’s a player I know well, he’s going to slide into the top six, he’s going to work hard, and put his skill on display night in and night out.”
Dodd spent his first full season with the Cents in 2018-19, after being an Affiliate the year prior, contributing 13 points in 34 games. After an injury wiped out his first season with the Cents, Duplessis posted a record of 9-8 with a 3.21 GAA and .906 SV% last year.
The Centennials would like to welcome Matthew and his family to the organization and the Nicola Valley, and thank Frazer and Vincent for their commitment to the team for the past two seasons.