Powell River, BC – The Powell River Kings have acquired ’99 F Devin Leduc from the Langley Rivermen in exchange for ’00 F Hunter McCoy, ahead of the CJHL’s January 10th Trade Deadline.
Leduc, 20, scored 13 goals and 25 points through 40 games with the Rivermen this season. The Barrie, ON native is in his third and final year in the BCHL, where he has totaled 29 goals and 64 points in 125 career games.
Kings Head Coach and GM Tyler Kuntz said he’s excited to add a 20-year-old forward to his group, which ranks the second youngest team in the BCHL with an average age of 18.19.
“We like his size, he’s got a good reputation, he protects the puck, plays heavy and plays hard,” added Kuntz. “He brings a little bit more experience to the team. It’s nice to bring in an older guy to help mentor some of the younger guys, and play with some reliability.”
Leduc said that he’s just looking to help the team win, and help mentor some of the younger players.
“I came into the league when I was 18 and I had a lot of veteran players help me out,” stated Leduc. “I’m a good two-way forward who can help this team out defensively, and I like to shoot the puck.”
McCoy, 19, accumulated nine goals and 20 points over 38 games with the Kings. The Newburyport, MA native played the previous two seasons in the NCDC with the Islanders Hockey Club, scoring 81 points (30G/51A) in 94 games.
Leduc is expected to make his debut for the Kings on Friday, January 10th at 7:00 p.m., against the Wenatchee Wild.
Thank you to Hunter for all your hard work and dedication to the Kings, and best of luck with Langley.