The Merritt Centennials have made a pair of transactions today as they continue to tinker with the roster ahead of the opening of the exhibition season.
Early Monday the Cents sent forward Hunor Torzsok (00) to the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for future considerations before acquiring defender Trevor Isaksson (00) from the Trail Smoke Eaters in return for future considerations.
Hailing from North Delta, the right-handed defenseman is a big body at 6'3" 205 pounds who can crash and bang, but also has some skill in his back pocket. Used primarily as a 7th D-man last season with the Smoke Eaters, Isaksson picked up 3 assists over 35 games. He does have some offensive pedigree in his history as evidenced by being a point-per-game player in his final season of Major Midget where he Captained the then Valley West Hawks and had 36 points over 36 games. The acquisition gives the Centennials balance on the defensive end with 4 left-handed shooters and 4 right-handed shooters patrolling the blueline.
Head Coach and General Manager Derek Sweet Coulter says that Isaksson will bring a little bit of everything to the D-core.
"Trevor is a big physical player, who has a long reach, and can block shots. He's an experienced right handed defender that we were looking to add on the backend. He's a great person who will put his teammates first and add to our culture with his leadership abilities."
Torzsok put up 19 points last season with the team including 16 goals.
The Centennials begin their 2020-21 journey October 9th against the Prince George Spruce Kings in exhibition play.