Owen Sound Attack waives defenceman; expected to land in Charlottetown
Collingwood native Tyler MacArthur has been waived by the Owen Sound Attack and is expected to land in the Quebec league with the Charlottetown Islanders. MARK WANZEL/FILE PHOTO
The Ontario Hockey League's Owen Sound Attack has announced that veteran defenceman Tyler MacArthur is no longer with the team as he is awaiting reassignment after clearing waivers.
However, he is expected to be picked up by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Charlottetown Islanders, according to a tweet posted by the team on Twitter, Thursday morning.
The 19-year-old Collingwood native, who played his minor-midget 'AAA' season in 2012-13 with the Barrie Colts and was their alternate captain, was in his fourth season with the Attack.
The six-foot-four, 195-pound blue-liner suited up for 198 regular-season games, tallying four goals and 27 assists to go along with 236 penalty minutes and a combined minus-13 rating over four seasons with Owen Sound.
MacArthur also suited up in eight playoff games over two season with the Attack; he didn't register any points, but had 11 penalty minutes.
“We wish Tyler and his family all the best moving forward,” Attack general manager Dale DeGray said in a news release. “Tyler was a true professional on and off the ice during his tenure here and our entire organization wishes to thank him for his service.”
MacArthur, who had served as the team's alternate captain for two seasons, was the Attack’s second- round pick in the 2013 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.