The Lloydminster Bobcats have acquired forward Tucker Scantlebury (’98) from the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Melville Millionaries.
To complete the deal, the Bobcats have dealt forward Braeden Nesbitt (’98) and future considerations to Melville.
Scantlebury had spent the beginning of this season and last season with the Millionaires.
A 6’0”, 170lbs left-handed shot, Scantlebury posted 14 goals and 15 assists in 52 games last season.
“We’re excited to have Tucker join us and put on that Bobcat’s sweater,” said Clayton. “He’s a skilled kid that isn’t afraid to get to the dirty areas. He’s proven in Melville that he’s willing to pay the price to find the back of the net.”
Very happy to acquire Scantlebury, Clayton says it was still tough to part with a guy like Nesbitt.
“First and foremost, I want to thank Braeden for his contributions to our team this season,” he said. “Since he joined us in September, Nesbitt has been a high character, team-oriented player. Unfortunately, like in any trade, you have to give up someone good to get someone good.”
Nesbitt joined the ‘Cats on September 18th from Okotoks, which completed a trade from October of last season.
The Bobcats hit the road on Wednesday for four games in five nights in southern Alberta. First up will be a date with the Brooks Bandits Wednesday night. Scantlebury is expected to be with the team for the road trip.