Clippers add power forward

The Nanaimo Clippers acquired forward Jackson Playfair last week from the Langley Rivermen in exchange for future considerations.

The Nanaimo Clippers added a big forward whose junior hockey career is on the upswing.

The Clips acquired 18-year-old Jackson Playfair last week from the Langley Rivermen in exchange for future considerations.

Playfair, a 6-foot-2, 208-pounder from Fort St. James, played 53 B.C. Hockey League games for the Rivermen last season, scoring six goals and adding 12 assists and 69 penalty minutes. He was selected as the Rivermen’s most improved player at the team’s year-end awards banquet.

Clippers general manager Mike Vandekamp said in a press release that he is very excited to add Playfair to the lineup.

“He is a big, strong, power forward who will add to the competitive nature of our team,” Vandekamp said. “He is a hard working, physical player, who will have a strong presence both on the ice and in our dressing room.”