Trail Smoke Eaters add defensive insurance

The Trail Smoke Eaters traded for defenceman Jonas Gordon of the Canmore Eagles of the AJHL for future considerations.

  • Nov. 15, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Trail Smoke Eater signed defenceman Jonas Gordon from the Canmore Eagles of the AJHL last week.

The Trail Smoke Eaters received some insurance last week shoring up its backend in a trade with the Canmore Eagles of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

Trail acquired 19-year-old, 185-pound defenceman Jonas Gordon from the Canmore Eagles in exchange for future considerations. With Trail defenceman Jeremy Lucchini not expected back from injury until Christmas, and the current six defenceman playing every night, an extra d-man was a high priority for the Smoke Eaters staff.

“It was something to create some competition among our defenceman,” said Smoke Eater assistant coach Curtis Toneff. “We had six D and they’re all playing every night. We heard good things about Jonas. He’s a simple steady-eddie and will bring some experience and character to that dressing room and, like I said, create some competition in practice and in games … and in case there are injuries.”

Gordon, a Canmore native, played for the Kimberley Dynamiters in the 2014-15 season where in 34 games he had two goals and 11 assists. With Canmore, he played 56 games in 2015-16, and tallied three goals and 11 points. He had a goal and three assists in 13 games with Canmore this season.

“Gordon’s leadership and physical presence on the backend has been an asset to the Eagles organization,” said Eagles head coach and GM Andrew Milne on the Smokies website. “Jonas is a mature hockey player and his leadership qualities are outstanding. We are going to miss his demeanor in our dressing room.”

Gordon played his first game as a Smoke Eater in Thursday night’s victory over West Kelowna. He also recorded his first point, an assist on Luke Santerno’s goal, and was named the game’s third star.

“Injuries are bound to happen and going on the road this weekend, we have (Kyle) Chernenkoff out for one game for the multiple-fights incident in Wenatchee, so we add some depth and we’re glad to have made that move,” said Toneff.


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