Powell River Kings and Surrey Eagles swap forwards

Powell River Kings have traded 16-year-old centre Michael Abgrall to Surrey Eagles.

Abgrall played five games for the Kings as a 15-year-old in 2018/2019, recording two assists. One year later, the native of Richmond, BC, scored 13 goals and added 24 assists over 57 games. He then added four points in five playoff games against Cowichan Valley Capitals.

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Michael asked towards the end of the summer for a trade closer to home; his parents wanted him living under their roof this year,” said Kings’ general manager Chad van Diemen. “When we weighed out all of our options, this trade was the one that made the most sense to us as a hockey team.”

In return for Abgrall, Powell River receives 19-year-old Adamo Santia, who scored five times and assisted on 10 goals with Surrey during the 2019/2020 season. The 6’1”, 190-pound forward from Richmond Hill, Ontario, recorded 39 points in 46 games with Newmarket Hurricanes (Ontario Junior Hockey League) in 2018/2019 before joining the Eagles.

“Adamo is a veteran player who can provide leadership and a hardworking kid we are excited to work with,” said van Diemen.

Powell River also acquired defender Peter Muzyka from Penticton Vees for future considerations. The 20-year-old from Toronto spent two years with North York Rangers (OJHL) before his 39-game stint with Penticton and a season at Cornell University.

“We are still rounding out our roster,” added van Diemen. “We just had our first practice [September 28], so we are late in our start, but we’re just filling out our roster with the best players and people we can add to our group right now."

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