The Surrey Eagles have acquired defenceman James Orr from the Cornwall Colts of the CCHL in exchange for future considerations. The 19-year-old defenceman scored 4 goals and added 9 assists in 39 games last year for Cornwall. He also appeared in 16 games for the Prince George Spruce Kings earlier in the season, amassing 3 assists.
Orr is originally a native of Beaconsfield, Quebec. At 6-foot-2, 185 lbs, he brings size and stability to a youthful Eagles back end. This is the third trade acquisition of the offseason for the Eagles to go along with goaltender Seth Eisele from Wenatchee and forward Jake Toor from Coquitlam.
“We are excited to add a veteran defencemen that can provide a two way game and has experience in our league,” commented Eagles head coach Brandon West in a statement to SurreyEagles.ca. “We feel his style of play and size is something we needed in our lineup. James is excited to be an Eagle and we are thrilled to have him.”
He is expected to join the Eagles for main camp in August ahead of the team’s September 7th season opener at home against the Coquitlam Express. To browse the full, newly-released BCHL schedule – click here.
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