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Jr. Senators add veteran presence in trade with Nepean


Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa Jr. Senators and Nepean Raiders have swung yet another deal this offseason, as both Yzerman Division rivals swapped defenceman late Sunday night.

The Jr. Senators land the rights to Stittsville native and Robert Morris University commit Tyler Orban from the Raiders in return for Brendan Bays.

Orban, 20, stands at 6’0 and weighs 175 lbs, skated in a total of 118 CCHL games with both the Kanata Lasers and Nepean Raiders from 2016-2019 recording two goals and 15 assists for 17 points.

He also spent the 2016-2017 season in the CCHL2 with the Arnprior Packers, taking home the league’s Top Prospect Award with 30 points on the back end.

Orban left the CCHL last season to pursue an opportunity in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and was named captain of the Corpus Cristi IceRays, scoring a goal and adding five assists in 33 games.

He is the younger brother of former Saginaw Spirit and Ottawa 67’s defenceman, Ryan Orban.

Bays, 18, joined the Jr. Senators out of the teams under 18 team last season after taking home the 2018/2019 HEO Midget AAA Top Defenceman Award and being selected in the first round of the OHL u18 draft by the Oshawa Generals. in 52 games in the CCHL last season, Bays notched two goals and added eight assists on the OJS blueline.

“We’re very happy to be able to acquire Tyler (Orban) today,” said Head Coach and GM Martin Dagenais. “He’s a player that we always wanted here in Ottawa and we were finally able to make it happen. At the other end, it was disappointing to have to give up Brendan Bays, but it was the price we had to pay to add a top-pairing defenceman.”

Orban is expected to join the Jr. Senators this season with the anticipation of cracking the Robert Morris lineup for the 2021-2022 season as the CCHL aims to start their 59th season on October 1st.

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