TRADE: Carothers’ Rights Moved Ahead of Deadline

Lloydminster Bobcats Head Coach and General Manager Travis Clayton has announced that prior to yesterday’s trade deadline, the team traded the rights to 20 year-old defenceman Nolan Carothers to the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs of the Eastern Hockey League in exchange for future considerations.

Carothers had appeared in 33 games for the Bobcats this season. In August, he was acquired via trade from the Calgary Canucks. Before being traded from Calgary, Carothers had played two full seasons with the Canucks, registering 32 points in 114 games.

“We would like to thank Nolan and his family for the contributions they have made to the organization, and we wish him the best in the future,” said Clayton. “Nolan's leadership skills were invaluable in the dressing room and his mentorship to the young and inexperienced players helped immensely to start this season.”

While with the Bobcats, the Castle Rock, Colorado native put up five assists and a goal for six points in 2016-17. Yesterday was the trade deadline all across Canadian junior hockey. In total there were nine trades across the AJHL as all rosters had to be trimmed to 23 players.

Tonight the Bobcats are back at home to take on Sherwood Park Crusaders at 7:30 pm.