The Chilliwack Chiefs have traded Liam Steele and Casy Laylin to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in exchange for Nathan Morin and future considerations.
“This was a really tough day for our organization. Obviously, we need to be better in all areas and are working hard to improve our club. We want to wish Casy and Liam the best, they are two wonderful kids who have done a great job for us. Situationally, this is a deal that makes sense for the Chilliwack Chiefs,” said Head Coach and General Manager Brian Maloney. “We made a decision that benefits all parties, and we are extremely excited to bring Nathan Morin into our lineup. He brings speed, skill, and offensive instincts that will be a welcome addition to our team. We feel good about the moves we have made this week to improve our hockey club.”
Associate Head Coach and Assistant General Manager Brad Rihela echoed Maloney’s feelings.
“We are very excited to add Nathan Morin to our team. He brings a lot of elements that should help our group immediately. That being said, we want to wish Casy and Liam all the best in Salmon Arm. We want to sincerely thank them for all their time and efforts both on and off the ice during their time in Chilliwack,” said Rihela.
Morin, a 2004-born forward, is in his second BCHL season. The Harvard University commit made an impression in his rookie season in Salmon Arm by being a difference-maker. He netted 14 points and stood out as a defensive forward.
“I’m very excited to join the family of the Chilliwack Chiefs. It is an awesome opportunity to join this organization that will help me in my development,” said Morin.
Welcome to Chilliwack Nathan and thank you Liam and Casy for your dedication to our community.