The Trappers also added speedy forward Brennen Dubchak this week in a trade with the Thunder Bay North Stars for future considerations.
The 5’7″, 170 pound forward recorded 16 goals and 15 assists for 31 points in 40 games with the North Stars in 2011-2012 and finished with 3 goals and 1 assist in 2 games at the Dudley-Hewitt Cup which was hosted by his former club last spring.
“Obviously I’m excited and it’s nice to have gone through the (Dudley-Hewitt Cup) experience once before so I hope to come in here with an open mind, be competitive and work for your spot because nothing is guaranteed, so I’m just trying to use my experience to my advantage and never give up,” said Dubchak, who joined the club Monday and skated with team Red on a line with Tait Seguin and returnee Brad Edwards.
Head coach Tom McCarthy has been impressed with what he has seen of Dubchak after the Trappers’ first week of camp.
“He is such a competitor,” said McCarthy.
“He goes to the dirty areas of the ice, he’s not afraid to compete and certainly he can skate like the wind along with having a great sense where his teammates are on the ice. He’s a great passer and great addition to our hockey team.”
Brennen Dubchak’s brother Carson has a history in Northeastern Ontario as he was the captain of the OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in 2011-2012.