Merrimack recruit Steven LaForme has been traded to the Ottawa 67’s in the OHL and according to a press release by the team, will enter training camp for the 2020-21 season. If he signs with the 67’s, LaForme would forgo his NCAA eligibility.
The 67’s acquired LaForme from the North Bay Battalion. In exchange, the 67’s will send one of their three fourth-round picks in 2021 to the Battalion.
LaForme was drafted by North Bay in the fifth round, 91st overall, of the 2019 OHL Priority Selection Draft. The Hagersville, Ontario, native spent all of last season with the Hamilton Kilty B’s of the GOJHL, scoring 11 goals and putting up 45 assists for 56 points in 50 games. In his 2018-2019 OHL draft season, the six-foot tall, 183 pound forward had 18 goals and 28 assists for 46 points in 33 games with the U16 AAA Brantford 99ers.
LaForme had committed to Merrimack this past January.