Friday, June 19, 2009
EXPRESS WHEELING AND DEALING CONTINUES
Express Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Dave Mclellan has been a busy man this off-season wheeling and dealing.
He's done it again as part of a 3 team deal involving Nanaimo and Prince George.
Mclellan sent recently acquired forward Cody Bremner along with veteran defenceman Greg Bay to the Nanaimo Clippers in exchange for forwards Dan Korreale and Konrad Sander.
Nanaimo had acquired Korreale and Sander from Prince George in a deal that saw goaltender Evan Smith and forward Matt Betker traded up north.
Bremner was acquired from the Victoria Grizzlies as part of the future considerations from Salmom Arm Silverbacks in the trade that saw Brent Vandenberg head to Salmon Arm. The Siverbacks were owed futures as part of a deal completed last summer that saw Derek Lee go from Salmon Arm to Victoria. Salmon Arm then flipped those futures to Burnaby in the Vandenberg trade.
Korreale (91) is entering his 3rd season in the BCHL. He had 5 goals and 7 assists in 36 games last season in Prince George. He stands 5'10, 180lbs.
Sander (90) put up 3 goals and 3 assists in his first season in the BCHL in 44 games last season with the Langley Chiefs. He stands 6'1, 195lbs.
Prince George acquired Sander as part of the future considerations that saw goaltender Joe Rodwell head to Langley last season.
Bay spent the past 2 seasons with the Express putting up 8 goals 33 assists for 41 points in 107 games.