IROQUOIS FALLS – The Abitibi Eskimos have traded captain Richard Therrien to the Nepean Raiders in exchange for defenceman Wyatt Trumbley and cash considerations.
Trumbley, an 18-year-old Campbell River, B.C., native, joined the Eskimos Friday morning and it isn’t known if he will be in the lineup for Saturday night’s game at the Jus Jordan Arena against the Blind River Beavers.
Trumbley has appeared in 16 games with the defending CCHL champions this season, picking up a pair of assists and four minutes in penalties.
Before joining the Raiders at the start of this season, Trumbley dressed in four games last season with the Cowichan Valley Capitals, of the BCHL, without picking up any points or penalty minutes.
The 6-0, 180 lb., blue liner spent the bulk of the 2011-12 campaign with the Campbell River Storm, of the VIJHL, where he registered two goals, 17 assists, 19 points and 50 minutes in penalties in 40 games.
Therrien, who was named captain of the Eskimos prior to the start of the 2011-12 season, requested a trade to another league following the Christmas break.
He was leading the NOJHL with 29 goals and ranked third in assists with 27 and third in points with 56.
The Daily Press has also learned that defenceman Simon Desrosiers has left the team and is requesting a trade.
Desrosiers is fourth in scoring on the Eskimos this season, with one goal and 17 assists in 25 games.
He took 31 minutes in penalties.