CANMORE, AB – The Canmore Eagles are bolstering their defensive core ahead of the 2018-19 season. Tuesday, the team acquired 6’2” 180lbs defenceman Mark Drohan (98) from the Calgary Canucks, in exchange for Adamu Tanaka (98) and Justin Giacomin (00).
“Mark is an elite two-way defencemen. He adds valuable experience and a high level of skill to our defence,” said Head Coach and GM Andrew Milne. “He will also have an immediate impact on our power play, and can control the play and move the puck up ice.”
Drohan, 20, is entering his 5th year of junior hockey. He started his career with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons in 2014-15 before moving to the Canucks prior to the 2016-17 season. In 176 career Alberta Junior Hockey League games Drohan has 28 goals and 69 assists, totalling 97 points while collecting 228 PIM.
To acquire Drohan from the Calgary Canucks the Eagles parted ways with Adamu Tanaka. Tanaka has spent parts of four seasons in Canmore, beginning as an affiliate player in 2014-15. He produced 8 goals, 33 assists and 41 points over that time and was a regular contributor for the team on and off the ice. Tanaka has been a great ambassador for the Eagles hockey club in the Bow Valley community and the entire Eagles organization would like to thank Adamu for all his efforts for the team and the town of Canmore while a member of the Eagles.
Included in the deal, the Eagles moved Justin Giacomin to Calgary. Giacomin finished his rookie season in Canmore scoring 1 goal and 4 assists in 50 games. The Eagles would like to wish Justin the best of luck in the future.
“We had an opportunity to make our team better with the addition of Drohan, and in doing so we have to part ways with good players as well. Both Adamu and Justin are outstanding people and will be great additions in Calgary, where we wish them all the best,” said Milne.
Drohan will soon arrive in Canmore for the Eagles’ Main Camp, which begins, Tuesday, August 28th.
Photo by: Dave Watling