The Stars announced Tuesday that they have traded forward and team captain Josiah Slavin and defenseman Hunter Carrick to the Chicago Steel. In return, Lincoln received forward Ryan Doolin, four draft picks, and future considerations.
The draft picks break down as follows:
2019 Phase II 2nd Round Pick
2019 Phase II 3rd Round Pick
2019 Phase II 9th Round Pick
2020 Phase I 3rd Round Pick with conditions
Ryan Doolin is a 6-2, 204 lbs 1999-born forward. The left-shot from Hanover, Massachusetts played his youth hockey with the Mid-Fairfield Rangers. Through 27 games this season with Chicago, Doolin has scored five goals and four assists.
Josiah Slavin is in his third season in the USHL. Since joining the Stars before the 2017-18 campaign, Slavin has scored 35 goals and 36 assists in 99 games. In his USHL career, Slavin has played a total of 148 games, notching 41 goals and 86 points. The forward was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 7th round of the 2018 NHL Draft. He's committed to Colorado College.
"Josiah has made a lasting impact in Lincoln, well beyond the scoresheet," said Stars GM Jon Hull. "His character and work ethic have been our foundation since his arrival here. He has earned the opportunity to compete for a Clark cup in his last year of junior eligibility. We have a tremendous amount of gratitude towards Josiah and wish him well as he continues his career."
Hunter Carrick is another USHL veteran, having spent the past two seasons with the Omaha Lancers, the Muskegon Lumberjacks, and the Lincoln Stars. He's accumulated five goals and eight assists in 69 games. The 2000-born blue-liner is committed to Penn State University.
"Being from Chicago, we felt Hunter would be a good fit," said Hull. "We are appreciative of his efforts while here in Lincoln and wish him well in Chicago."
The Stars would like to thank Josiah and Hunter for their contributions to the Stars organization and wish them the best of luck in their hockey careers.