Spirit acquire rights to Blue Jackets prospect Luca Del Bel Belluz
The Saginaw Spirit made an interesting move on Saturday, adding the rights to overage forward Luca Del Bel Belluz from the Sarnia Sting in exchange for a conditional 15th round pick in 2027.
Del Bel Belluz is currently with the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, having recorded five points (2-3–5) through his first seven professional contests. The Woodbridge, Ont. native was a big part of Sarnia’s squad that reached the Western Conference Championship Series last spring, recording 46 points (20-26–46) over 32 games after being acquired by the Sting before tacking on 15 more (8-7–15) in the playoffs. He’s put up 169 points (71-98–169) over 192 career OHL contests after being selected by Mississauga in the third round (51st overall) of the 2019 OHL Priority Selection.
The Columbus Blue Jackets selected Del Bel Belluz in the second round (44th overall) of the 2022 NHL Draft, signing him to a three-year, entry-level NHL contract on Dec. 1, 2022.