Adding ex­pe­ri­ence

Cap­i­tals add two for­wards, goalie at dead­line

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

The Sum­mer­side D. Alex MacDon­ald Ford Western Cap­i­tals made three moves be­fore Sun­day’s 10 p.m. ros­ter and trade dead­line.

The Cap­i­tals ac­quired six-foottwo and 196-pound for­ward Ri­ley Whit­ting­ham from the Koote­nay Ice of the Western Hockey League for a player de­vel­op­ment fee.

Whit­ting­ham, 20, recorded 95 points in 228 reg­u­lar-sea­son games with the Spokane Chiefs dur­ing the past four sea­sons. He had four points in 19 play­off games.

The Caps dealt a fourth-round draft pick in 2017 to the Amherst Ram­blers in ex­change for 19year-old goal­tender Kyle Michalovsky.

In 21 Mar­itime Ju­nior Hockey League reg­u­lar-sea­son games with the Ram­blers, Michalovsky has a 9-12-0 record, a 4.12 goal­sagainst av­er­age (GAA) and .892 save per­cent­age.

The Caps swung a se­cond deal with Amherst, pick­ing up 20-yearold cen­tre Sam LeBlanc and fu­ture con­sid­er­a­tions in ex­change for for­ward Ju­lian Makary, goal­tender Daryl MacCal­lum, the MHL rights to for­ward Chris Sa­rault and a first-round draft pick.

LeBlanc, who played with the Hal­i­fax Moose­heads of the Que­bec Ma­jor Ju­nior Hockey League last sea­son, had 20 points in 24 reg­u­lar-sea­son games with the Ram­blers.

Teams had to be down to 23 play­ers or un­used cards by the Jan. 10 dead­line.

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