The Trail Smoke Eaters have signed 19 year old, 5′ 11″, 183 lbs. defenceman Jonas Gordon. The Smokies acquired Jonas in a trade with the Canmore Eagles for future considerations. Jonas was born in Canmore Alberta and played for the Kimberley Dynamiters in 2014/15 season where in 34 games had 2 goals and 11 assists for 13 points. In 56 games with Canmore of the AJHL he played 56 games in 2015/16 and had 3 goals and 8 assists for 11 points. In 13 games with Canmore this season he had 1 goal and 2 assists. Smokie coaching staff are pleased to sign Jonas as they were in need of an experienced defenceman with good mobility and being steady behind their blueline.
Eagles coaching staff commented, “Gordon’s leadership and physical presence on the backend has been an asset to the Eagles organization.” Jonas is a mature hockey player and his leadership qualities are outstanding,” said Eagles Head Coach and General Manager, Andrew Milne. “We are going to miss his demeanor in our dressing room.” “The 20 year old situation has been a double edged sword all season for us.” “This is not an easy move for us to make but allows Jonas the opportunity that he was looking for out of his junior experience.”
The Smoke Eater organization welcomes Jonas to the team and our city and wish him good luck for the remainder of the season.