The OHL's Ottawa 67â€™s announced Wednesday that winger and Lightning prospect Matias Sointu  was traded to the Sudbury Wolves for goaltender Francis Dupuis.
According to the Orleans Star , the trade represents an opportunity to gain more playing time for Sointu.
â€œHere in Ottawa, we have a solid group of young forwards and with Corey Cowick coming back in the New Year it looked like Matias wasnâ€™t going to get the minutes he needs to continue his development,â€ 67's coach Chris Byrne told the Star. â€œIn Sudbury, I think heâ€™ll be a top-six forward and have the opportunity to develop at a faster pace. We thank him for his contribution to our team and wish him well with the Wolves.â€
Dupuis is expected to be Ottawa's third goaltender.
Sointu, a seventh round pick of the Lightning in 2008, is playing his first year in North America. He has three goals, 10 points, and a plus-7 rating in 21 games so far this season.
Sudbury is 9-14-1-2 and in fourth in the Central Division, one point ahead of last place Niagara.