On Tuesday November 26th 2019, the Omaha Lancers made a deal with the Muskegon Lumberjacks that involved five players, some future players and draft picks. Montreal Canadiens prospect Rhett Pitlick was among those players who were dealt in the trade.
In his 24 game stint with the Omaha Lancers prior to, Pitlick scored five goals and 11 assists, making for a total of 16 points. It’s also important to note that most of that was recorded in 2019. The 18-year-old now joins a Muskegon team that is looking to change things as they are seventh in the East while also ranked 12th overall. They’re also one of the more penalized teams with almost 300 penalty minutes registered.
Before entering the USHL, Pitlick had played in the USHS in Minnesota between 2016 and 2019. During that span, Pitlick scored 60 goals and added 69 assists for 129 points in 71 games played. The kid can flat out play and he also goes about it the right way.
Steve Lowe, President of Hockey Operations for Muskegon, said this about Rhett Pitlick and the trade as a whole, “These are the types of players that will help build championships in Muskegon. Pitlick is one of the most dynamic players in the United States Hockey League, while Berg and Davies bring athleticism to our team.”
A lot of praise for the speedy forward.
For what it’s worth, this is a great opportunity for Rhett as he has already produced for Muskegon, scoring one goal and one assist in his first two games with the team. He’s brought a lot of energy and hard work to a team needing a spark. He has progressed well in 2019 and it could potentially guide him into the 2020-2021 season where he will report to the University of Minnesota of the NCAA.
Let’s hope this deal benefits both the player and the team and I believe it will.