Canucks Sign Four, Trade D-Man Lauber

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Calgary Canucks are pleased to announce that they have signed four prospects after seeing their performances at the Spring Camp a few weeks ago.  At that time, General Manager Chad Shiel said he was very pleased with the compete level.  This past week, four players were signed to compete for jobs at Training Camp starting this fall:

Ryan Newman (D-99’, Calgary, AB): A former member of the Calgary South Alberta Cup team, Newman spent last year between playing in British Columbia and here in Calgary. According to Head Coach Ryan Barrett: “We believe this player can be a top D man in this league; this year is going to be very exciting for him and us.” Newman said: “All the coaches, staff and players I have met so far have been fantastic. I’m really looking forward to playing for the Calgary Canucks.”

Brett Campbell (F-98’, Calgary, AB): Campbell was the fourth top scorer for the Calgary Northstars AAA Midget team this year making him quite familiar with Max Bell Arena with 7 goals and 4 assists. He was a member of Calgary North at the Alberta Cup where he was a teammate of fellow Canuck-signee Logan Drackett.  Coach Ryan Barrett was excited about his signing: “Campbell is going to fit right in and he proved last year in the times he came up to play that he can play at this level.”

Logan Drackett (G-98’, Calgary, AB): Another member of the Northstars and member of Calgary North at the Alberta Cup, Drackett had a .918% SV and 2.91 GAA this year with a 7-7-4 record.  With the graduation of Colin Cooper, he will have a chance to get in the crease this year. Barrett said: “He’s one of the best goalies to come out of the AMHL and we are very happy he signed with us.” Drackett said: “It’s really just a great honour to even have a chance to play for the Canucks in my opinion and I really wouldn’t want to be anywhere else!”

Calvin Bliid (F-98’, Calgary, AB): Bliid has been a top forward growing up in the Calgary Royals program. Barrett: “Bliid is a dynamic forward with a great nose for the net, we can't wait to see him at main camp.”


As the trade freeze ended, the Canucks moved defenseman Chayden Lauber (D -97’, Duchess, AB) to the Drumheller Dragons in exchange for Reid Nemeth (F- 96’, Calgary, AB) and Brody Valette (D – 95’, High River, AB).  The trade gives Lauber the opportunity to play closer to home and Nemeth and Valette to do the same.  The Canucks wish Lauber all the best and wish all new Canucks a very special welcome to the team.

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