Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hitmen add size, grit in trade

Press Release

The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club announced today that they have acquired forward Joe Mahon from the Portland Winterhawks in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft and a conditional sixth round selection in 2015.

“We are very excited to add Joe, a forward with some significant size, grit and character, to our lineup,” commented Hitmen General Manager and Vice President, Business Operations Mike Moore on the 6-5, 223-pound right wing.  “The experience he gained from the Memorial Cup last season will be beneficial to our group.”

Mahon, a native of Calgary, Alberta, recorded three points (two goals, one assist) along with 133 penalty minutes over 41 games played during his 2012-13 rookie season with Portland.  The 19-year-old forward appeared in four playoff games with the Winterhawks and suited up for two games with the 2013 WHL championship team at the MasterCard Memorial Cup in May. 

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