Adam Donnelly causes traffic in front of the Nanaimo Clippers crease during a playoff game last winter in Port Alberni. Donnelly is now a member of the Nanaimo Clippers.

Adam Donnelly causes traffic in front of the Nanaimo Clippers crease during a playoff game last winter in Port Alberni. Donnelly is now a member of the Nanaimo Clippers.

Clippers trade for veteran

The Nanaimo Clippers acquired 20-year-old forward Adam Donnelly from the Steinbach Pistons last month in exchange for future considerations.

The Nanaimo Clippers made a move to add some more experience to their lineup.

The junior A hockey team acquired 20-year-old forward Adam Donnelly from Manitoba’s Steinbach Pistons last month in exchange for future considerations.

The 6-foot-2, 210 pounder from Bolton, Ont., played last season with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, amassing 27 points and 73 penalty minutes in 56 games.

Mike Vandekamp, Clippers GM, pointed out that his team has just one returning 20-year-old and so he wanted to add a veteran.

“I think with our forward group we felt like we could add some size and strength down the middle, some experience and leadership and I think those are all the things that Adam’s going to bring, wrapped up in one,” Vandekamp said.

With the move, the Clippers have only a couple of spots left to fill for training camp. Vandekamp said he’s still looking for a veteran goalie and has “a couple of irons in the fire” on that front.

“We’ve got a couple of very good less-experienced goaltenders coming to camp that are going to definitely compete,” he said. “But I think it would be important for us to also have a guy with a little bit of experience in the mix, as well.”

Training camp opens Aug. 23. For season ticket information, please visit www.nanaimoclippers.com.

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