The Surrey Eagles have acquired goaltender Kyle Dumba and forward Brady Lynn in a three-team deal with the Nanaimo Clippers and Penticton Vees. The Clippers are receiving forward Sam Steele from the Vees, and the Vees have acquired forward Eric Linell as well as future considerations from the Nanaimo Clippers.
Dumba, 20, spent the majority of last season with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, appearing in 30 games. He posted an .892 save percentage in the regular season, and followed it up with a .947 in the playoffs. He also appeared in games for the Kamloops Blazers and Everett Silvertips of the WHL. He previously played two seasons with the Calgary Hitmen.
Lynn, 19, has spent three years in the BCHL with the Nanaimo Clippers. He scored a career-high 17 goals last season in 55 games. The Abbotsford, BC native has recorded 3 assists in 9 games this season. He was serving as an assistant captain with the Clippers at the time of the trade.
“Adding these two players gives us a lot of flexibility,” Eagles general manager Blaine Neufeld explained to SurreyEagles.ca. “Dumba gives us three really good options in goal right now, and Lynn will add some leadership on top of being a player who scored 17 goals only a year ago.”
This latest trade follows up some other roster-shuffling by the 3-7-0-0 Eagles earlier this week. On Wednesday it was announced that forward Justyn Gurney had been officially added to the roster, and forward Aaron White was removed. Gurney made a fantastic first impression, scoring twice in his first BCHL game against the Coquitlam Express on Wednesday night.
The Eagles are set to host the Express for a rematch in their next game at South Surrey Arena on Saturday night. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 PM and tickets are available now.