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Capitols Pull off Blockbuster with Omaha

By Madison Capitols, 08/09/19, 2:00PM CDT


Madison Aqcuires Kodsi, Brooks, and O'Donnell in exchange for Berger

Middleton, WI – The Madison Capitols have pulled off a blockbuster trade with the Omaha Lancers. The deal brings in forwards Cole Kodsi, Barrett Brooks, and Shawn O’Donnell, along with a 2020 Phase II 3rd round pick, a 2021 Phase II 1st round pick, and cash considerations in exchange for defenseman Christian Berger heading to Omaha.


Kodsi (6-2, 185 lbs) is a 2000 birth-year from Baton Rouge, Florida who spent parts of the last two seasons between the Chicago Steel and Omaha Lancers. After only 7 games with Chicago last season, Kodsi was traded to Omaha where he racked up 10 points (9 goals, 1 assists) over the course of 53 more games. The Michigan State commit is thankful for his time so far and can’t wait to start this new chapter in Madison.


Barrett Brooks is a homegrown, Wisconsin native from Plover who spent his whole hockey career in the state, outside of his six games for Omaha the past two years. Standing at only 5-7, 165 lbs, the 2001 birth-year has been known as a scorer throughout his career. Over his two seasons of high school hockey, Brooks has posted 52 goals and 84 assists for 136 total points in only 66 games, earning a commitment to Western Michigan University along the way.


O’Donnell hails from Pennsylvania where he spent last season playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins U16 squad, accumulating 42 points (21 goals, 21 assists) in 74 games. The 5-10, 165-pound forward was born in 2003, meaning he has plenty of chances in the future to make an impact for the Capitols.


The Capitols season kicks off on Thursday, September 26th when these players get a chance at their former team, the Omaha Lancers, as the USHL Fall Classic. The first time we’ll get to see them at home will be on Friday, October 11th, at Bob Suter’s Capitols Ice Arena when the Capitols kick off the home schedule against the Des Moines Buccaneers.


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