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In 2005 the Oshawa Generals drafted a 14 year old named [[John Tavares (ice hockey)|John Tavares]]. He was granted exceptional player status by the OHL allowing him to be drafted one year earlier than normal. The Generals hope to build another championship team, centred around Tavares. Recent building blocks added to the team include Dale Mitchell, Cal Clutterbuck, Brett MacLean, and one of the youngest players in the OHL, goaltender Anthony Peters. John Tavares was traded to the London Knights on January 8, 2009.
 
In 2005 the Oshawa Generals drafted a 14 year old named [[John Tavares (ice hockey)|John Tavares]]. He was granted exceptional player status by the OHL allowing him to be drafted one year earlier than normal. The Generals hope to build another championship team, centred around Tavares. Recent building blocks added to the team include Dale Mitchell, Cal Clutterbuck, Brett MacLean, and one of the youngest players in the OHL, goaltender Anthony Peters. John Tavares was traded to the London Knights on January 8, 2009.
   
The new ownership also brought to an end the Generals era playing in the Civic Auditorium. Led by Mayor John Gray, the Generals were able to call a new arena in downtown Oshawa their home (the General Motors Centre). The team moved into the [[General Motors Centre]] on November 1, 2006, and played the inaugural game there November 3, 2006.
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The new ownership also brought to an end the Generals era playing in the Civic Auditorium. Led by Mayor John Gray, the Generals were able to call a new arena in downtown Oshawa their home (the General Motors Centre). The team moved into the [[General Motors Centre]] on [[November 1]], [[2006]], and played the inaugural game there November 3, 2006.
   
 
After topping scoring boards and points lists with the Generals for three and a half seasons, John Tavares was traded to the [[London Knights]] on January 8, 2009, and a new crop of young talent was brought onto the Generals team. [[Christian Thomas (ice hockey)|Christian Thomas]], [[Scott Valentine (ice hockey)|Scott Valentine]] and Michael Zador, along with several draft picks, were part of the Tavares deal. Other additions included [[Tony DeHart]] and [[Lucas Lessio]], a result of one of London's draft picks that was traded to Oshawa.
 
After topping scoring boards and points lists with the Generals for three and a half seasons, John Tavares was traded to the [[London Knights]] on January 8, 2009, and a new crop of young talent was brought onto the Generals team. [[Christian Thomas (ice hockey)|Christian Thomas]], [[Scott Valentine (ice hockey)|Scott Valentine]] and Michael Zador, along with several draft picks, were part of the Tavares deal. Other additions included [[Tony DeHart]] and [[Lucas Lessio]], a result of one of London's draft picks that was traded to Oshawa.
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