Hamilton Bulldogs trade OHL Championship goalie Marco Constantini to Kitchener Rangers

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Published October 13, 2022 at 1:43 pm

Hamilton Bulldogs trade OHL Championship goalie Marco Constantini to Kitchener Rangers
The Hamilton Bulldogs dealt a key piece of its championship team, sending goaltender and Hamilton-native Marco Constantini to the Kitchener Rangers. (@BulldogsOHL on Twitter)

The Hamilton Bulldogs dealt a key piece of its Ontario Hockey League Championship team from last season, sending goaltender and Hamilton-native Marco Constantini to the Kitchener Rangers on Thursday.

Interim general manager Matt Turek says the Bulldogs received second and sixth-round draft picks in 2025 from the Rangers.

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Costantini led the OHL in goals-against average, save percentage, and shutouts during the 2021-22 regular season while posting a 31-9-2-2 record. In the playoffs, he finished with a 16-3 record, 2.29 goals against average, and a .913 save percentage to go with three shutouts.

In two starts this season, Constantini is 1-1 with a 4.03 goals-against and .892 save percentage.

“Due to the rules regarding over-age players and the quality of our over-age class, the Hamilton Bulldogs were forced into a tough position of having to move not just an incredible player but an incredible person in Marco Costantini,” issued the Bulldogs in a media release.

“(We) would like to thank Marco for four excellent years in our organization and wish him every success with the Kitchener Rangers.”

Hamilton will turn to a pair of Oakville natives in the crease, Tristan Malboeuf and Matteo Drobac.

The Bulldogs hit the road and return to action on Friday against the Kingston Frontenacs.

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