Hawks Acquire Doyle…

The Portland Winterhawks continued to evolve their roster by acquiring 20 year old defenseman Eric Doyle from the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for 19 year old defenseman Travis Bobbee.

Doyle started his career as a 16 year old with the Everett Silvertips before being traded to the Broncos in his second season.  He has amassed career totals of:

268 games played, 34-123-157, 153 PIM’s, +36

Doyle will wear #3 for the Hawks.

Bobbee came over to the Hawks in the big trade with Lethbridge in November of 2008 along with Jacob and Nick Dietrich and Ryan Kerr.  He appeared in 141 games as a Hawk, scoring 9-30-39 with 52 PIM’s.  His game on Wednesday night in Kennewick was the 201st of his WHL career.

Bobbee will now play closer to his home in Arbourg, MB.

I wish Travis and his family the best of luck as he continues his WHL career…

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  1. before the bashing starts… I like this trade! travis was a decent offensive defenseman with adequate point man skills on the powerplay but Doyle is a bit better and a better defender in front of the net! Mucha all though sad to see him go, made sense, get something for him while you can although would rather see him go to an eastern team.

    Johnston has done a very good job getting us to here ( not in last place) and I for one am excited to see what is next once the dust clears and the shock of trades wears off the players,they need to get used to it, it is part of the game! After all Johnston is a professional hockey guy we are just fans!

  2. I’m not sure I would really agree with some of the moves….. I understand getting something for Mucha since he won’t be there. But Ian Curtis is not going to steal games he’s still young but is not going to be a top flight goaltender in the WHL. Carruth is still a wait and see. As for Doyle is basically a lateral move. If the Hawks still claim to be building for another year. It makes no sense to get a rental that isn’t a difference maker.

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