Surrey, B.C. – The Surrey Eagles made their first trade of the 2020-21 B.C. Hockey League season. Surrey acquired forward and Richmond, B.C. native Michael Abgrall (03) from the Powell River Kings in exchange for forward Adamo Santia (01) and future considerations.
The Eagles are acquiring another offensive weapon for a team with championship aspirations. In Abgrall, the Eagles added a player who put up 13 goals and 37 points in 57 games for the Kings last season as a 16 year old. The 5’10, 152 pound forward comes to the Eagles with a NCAA Division 1 commitment to the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
It’s an exciting time for Michael as he gets to return to the lower mainland to continue his junior hockey career. When asked about the move, Michael was excited about the opportunity to play for Surrey. “I’m really excited to meet some of the guys, the coaching staff and to get started.” Abgrall continued, “I’m looking forward to bringing my speed and compete every shift and getting to play with all the great players in Surrey.”
It’s another huge move for Eagles Head Coach Cam Keith as he continues to load up this Surrey roster for the upcoming season. When talking to Eagles broadcaster Cole Marton, Cam was visibly excited when talking about the team’s newest acquisition. “When Michael’s name is mentioned in the hockey community, NHL prospect is followed… Michael is in the same conversation as [Kent Johnson]. He brings a different element, but he brings the same kind of hockey sense. He might be 16 but he plays and carries himself like he’s 22. I’m pinching myself right now with the idea that I get to coach him everyday, and that he’s going to be able to grow with our group and feed off of our team. He’s a very big piece, and he might be the guy for us this season.”
Santia played in 56 games for the Eagles last season, scoring 5 goals and adding 10 assists in his first year in the BCHL. We’d like to thank Adamo for his contributions to the team and wish him the best moving forward in his junior hockey career.
Welcome to the flock, Michael!