Tuesday, October 19, 2004 – The Sarnia Sting are pleased to announce the following transactions:
Centre Drew Larman and a conditional pick in '07 draft to the London Knights for Centreman Mathis Olimb and a conditional pick, also in the '07 draft.
Mathis Olimb is an 18 year old from Oslo, Norway and the 1st pick of the London Knights in the '04 Import Draft. Bringing playing experience from Norway's Under-18 and World Junior Teams, Mathis shone in the OHL pre-season with 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points. In the Knight's first 10 games in the ‘04/'05 season, Olimb has marked two assists and sits +2 on the year. He is 5'9”, 170lbs.
In a deal with the Mississauga Ice Dogs, John Hecimovic, Daniel Carcillo and David Pszenyczny have been traded for Chad Painchaud, Brad Efthimiou and Chris Chimienti.
Painchaud, a 6'1”, 190lb Left Winger, scored 17 goals with 25 assists in his rookie year with the Ice Dogs and sat +23 on the ‘03/'04 season. In 8 games this year Chad has scored 3 goals and 3 assists. The 18 year old is a 4th round draft pick of the Atlanta Thrashers in 2004.
Efthimiou was second in Ice Dog scoring last year with 22 goals and 52 assists for 74 points in ‘03/'04. He registered a +16 in that season. The overage Right Winger stands 5'11” and weighs in at 185 lbs.
Chimienti is sitting at +4 so far on this season. At 6'1' and 195lbs, Chris played 47 games in his rookie year and gathered 4 assists, registering a +8 on the season at Left Defense.
The transaction with Mississauga also consisted of Sarnia receiving a 2nd Round Draft pick in the 2005 Draft, a 2nd Round Draft pick in the 2006 Draft along with future considerations.
When asked how he felt at the end of a busy day, GM Alan Millar had the following to say:
“Today we got younger, we've added assets for our future and we've done it all without hurting our team this year. I believe that tonight we are every bit as good as we were this morning, but we've upgraded our skill level, created more offence and better special teams. We've put some balance into our team with toughness, front-end, back-end, skill and foundations for the future. We're going to be a more exciting team to watch from this point forward.”