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The Winnipeg Blues have acquired forward Ryan Ostermann from the Selkirk Steelers.

The right-winger has amassed nine goals and 15 assists while playing on Selkirk’s top line this season. His 71 penalty minutes led the Steelers during his time there.

Ostermann, 20, entered the MJHL in 2019 with the Selkirk Steelers, where he’s played the past three seasons. This year marks the final season for the former Sturgeon Heights forward.

The Winnipeg-born player is likely going to slot into Winnipeg’s top-six right away.

“He’s been a top player in this league for a couple seasons,” said head coach Taras McEwen. 

“I think he will fit in really well with our group of forwards.”

Winnipeg also acquired the rights to goalie prospect Andrew Ness. Ness, 17, is 15-2 with a .930 save percentage and three shutouts in 18 games with the Winnipeg Wild this season.

The Steelers acquired the Blues’ 2023 first-round pick and 2024 second-round pick in exchange.