The Flint Firebirds traded for Michigan native Zack Pittman from the Ottawa 67's to bolster their blue line. Ottawa received Flint's fifth-round pick in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection.
Zack Pittman is an overage player this year which poses a slight issue with the Firebirds roster. Currently Mitch Jones, Danny Vanderwiel, Connor Sills and Connor Chatham are entering their OA year as well. OHL teams can only have three overage players on their active roster. The trade for Pittman makes him the fifth OA player on the roster.
Expect Flint to make a couple of roster moves to make them compliant come the beginning of the season.