Tuesday, September 11, 2012


The Coquitlam Express made a pair of moves on their defence on Tuesday.

They have acquired 18 year old defenceman Brett Seldon from the Surrey Eagles in exchange for future considerations.

They have also traded 19 year old defenceman Josh Finkelstein to the Wellington Dukes of the OJHL in exchange for future considerations.

The moves on the backend come on the heels of the Express losing 2nd year defenceman Jason Bird for an indefinite period of time with a shoulder injury suffered in the overtime of the Express' 1-0 win over the Victoria Grizzlies on Friday at the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack.

Seldon has two years of Junior A experience under his belt having spent the last two seasons with the North York Rangers of the OJHL. The Thornhill Ontario native has 1 goal and 19 points in 88 games the last two seasons. He was an assistant captain with the Rangers last season.

He stands at 6'2 and weighs 205lbs.

Speaking with Head Coach Jon Calvano this evening, he likes the physical presence he will bring to the Express blueline and provide a presence in front of his own net.

Seldon initially came to BC as part of the trade this summer that saw the Surrey Eagles send the rights of Sean McGovern to the Rangers.

Finkelstein played 56 games for the Express last season scoring 2 goals and 9 points. He didn't dress for the Express this weekend in Chilliwack.

He will be heading to one of the top Junior A Programs in the OJHL and will play for Head Coach Marty Abrams.

The Express would like to thank Josh for his contributions and wish him the best of luck in Wellington.

Welcome to the Express Brett.

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