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Rangers acquire goalie Costantini from Bulldogs

He was statistically OHL's best goalie last season
Marco Costantini

The Kitchener Rangers have acquired goalie Marco Costantini from the Hamilton Bulldogs. The Rangers sent Hamilton their sixth round pick in the 2025 OHL Priority Selection as well as Windsor's second round pick in the 2025 OHL Priority Selection to complete the trade,

Costantini led the OHL in several statistical categories last season including goals against average (2.32), save percentage (.917), and shutouts with six.

"I’m super excited to get going," said Costantini in a media release. "Obviously Kitchener is a really good place. Jay McKee told me a lot of great things about Kitchener and that I am going to really enjoy it there. I’m looking forward to playing new teams and having new rivalries in the Western Conference."

He also started all five games for the Bulldogs in the 2022 CHL Memorial Cup where he had a GAA of 3.34.

In two games this season, Costantini has allowed eight goals on 74 shots and has a GAA of 4.03.

He joins Marcus Vandenburg, and Jackson Parsons as goaltenders on the Rangers roster.

"We are excited to add such a quality goaltender like Marco to our team," said Kitchener Rangers General Manager Mike McKenzie in the release. "We really like both our current goalies and have extreme belief in both, but with the uncertainty of only having one goalie available right now coupled with the ability to add a proven and championship winning goalie, we felt this was the best decision for the team right now. We look forward to seeing Marco in a Ranger uniform this weekend and welcome him and his family to Kitchener."

Constantini is expected to be available when the Rangers host the Owen Sound Attack on Friday. He will wear number 33.

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