Tom Berridge, Burnaby Now
Published: Saturday, June 06, 2009
The Burnaby Express have secured the services of a highly touted defenceman as part of the deal that sent Brodie Reid to the Penticton Vees last season.
Matt Ridley, a 6-3, 1990-born blueliner and son of former NHLer Mike Ridley, was named as one of the future considerations resulting from the deal for Reid.
A second defensive prospect is also expected to complete the deal, but had not yet been finalized as of press time.
This is a real high-quality kid and player. San Jose is really interested in him," said Express head coach Dave McLellan.
The Express also expect to get a top-six forward from the Victoria Grizzlies as future compensation for a late-season trade that sent Brent Vandenberg to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. That deal has also yet to be completed.