Spruce Grove Saints General Manager Rob Sklaruk announced today the club has acquired defenceman Damon Byers from the Calgary Canucks in exchange for defenceman Lucas Watkins and future considerations.

Byers, a native of Edson, Aberta, played 12 games for the Canucks last season, notching three points (1G, 2A) and 16 penalty minutes. The 19-year-old also played one game with the Amarillo Bulls in the North American Hockey League.

Rob Sklaruk was happy with the acquisition and says, “Damon is a very good skater who is going to bring a stable presence to our back end. He’s a reliable junior player with some offensive skill, which fits into our style of play quite well.”

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