Trade: Blizzard gets defenseman Ethan McLaughlin

EDMUNDSTON, N. B. – The Edmundston Blizzard acquired defenseman Ethan McLaughlin today in a deal with the Drayton Valley Thunder, a team of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), in return for future considerations.

The arrival of McLaughlin will allow the Blizzard defense unit to breathe after being decimated by injuries lately.

The 19-year-old rearguard McLaughlin stands 5’10’’ and weighs 161 pounds. A native of Penticton, BC, he has played in 21 games this season with Drayton Valley, earning four assists. Last season, he collected seven points in 51 games with Salmon Arm and Alberni Valley, two teams from the British Columbia Hockey League.

The Blizzard will face off against the top overall team of the Maritime Hockey League, the Summerside Western Capitals, on Saturday (4 pm) and Sunday (3 pm) at the Jean-Daigle Centre.

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Ethan McLaughlin posing for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in 2018-19. Photo from Twitter

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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone