The Lloydminster Bobcats are adding some size to their blue-line.
The team announced they have made a trade with the Valley Jr. Wildcats of the Maritime Junior ‘A’ Hockey League, acquiring defenceman Ethan King (’99) for defenceman Andrew McCann (’97).
King comes to the Bobcats with no shortage of size. The Vernon, BC native measures in at 6’6” and 225lbs.
A left-handed shot, King has played in 15 games with the Western Hockey League’s Lethbridge Hurricanes. He also spent time with the Merritt Centennials of the BCHL last season.
“We’re very excited to add Ethan King to our team,” said Bobcats Head Coach and GM Travis Clayton. “With King, we had the opportunity to not only add size to our defensive core, but also add more experience as well. We certainly expect King to help get us to where we want to go.”
In acquiring King, the Bobcats did have to part ways with Andrew McCann.
Just beginning his first season in Lloydminster, the Calgary native had registered two assists in five games this year.
McCann had spent the previous two seasons playing in the SJHL.
“As an organization, we want to thank Andrew for his contributions to our team,” Clayton said. “McCann is a skilled defenceman that we expect to see do very well for himself down the road.”
The Bobcats will resume their regular season schedule this week with a pair of games in Camrose.
Lloydminster will battle the Drumheller Dragons on Thursday and the Okotoks Oilers on Friday during the AJHL Showcase.