Stephen Templeton's stay with the North Bay Battalion was short lived.
The grandson of Centennnials legendary coach Bert Templeton, was shipped of to Hamilton along with a 5th round draft pick in 2017 and a conditional 6th round pick in 2019 in exchange for defenseman Jesse Saban and a 10th round pick in 2017.
The 19-year-old Lindsay native was a second round pick (21st overall) of the Erie Otters back in 2013.
The 6'3", 207 pound defender has registered 8 assists this season and a +4 in 33 games with the Bulldogs.
“He’s a big, strong stay-at-home defenceman who can play against good players on the other team and help bring some stability there,” Stan Butler, Battalion director of hockey operations and head coach told Battalionhockey.com about his newest defenceman.
Templeton, came over in a trade with the Oshawa Generals on Friday but did not dress for any of the three Battalion road games after the trade.
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Saban was traded from Erie to Belleville back near the OHL Trade Deadline in January of 2015.