Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Jets, Toledo complete swap of 19-year-old defensemen

WATERFORD, MI – The Metro Jets have announced that they have acquired defenseman Derek Britton from the Toledo Cherokee in exchange for defenseman Zach Schlacht and a future player tender.

 “This is a trade that we feel will benefit both teams,” said Metro GM Butch Wolfe. “Derek brings some good size (6-foot-4, 195 pounds) to our team and Zach will get a chance to see increased playing time with Toledo.”

Britton (pictured), a 19-year-old from Sterling Heights, tallied six assists and 53 penalty minutes in 27 games in 2011-12 with the Cherokee.

Schlacht, a 19-year-old Allen Park native, played last season with older brother Jake and had two goals and 10 points with 63 penalty minutes for Metro.

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