The Langley Rivermen have added a player who they feel has a boatload of potential.
Late last week, the 'Men acquired 1994-born forward Nathan Craft from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs for future considerations.
Craft, from Kitimat, has played in 24 games this season recording five goals and five assists. The previous year he played in the BC Major Midget League for the Cariboo Cougars and had a huge season offensively, registering 27 goals and 21 assists in 35 games.
"Nathan is a guy that we noticed a lot when we saw Alberni earlier in the year. He has decent size, likes the physical play and has great touch around the net," Rivermen head coach and general manager Bobby Henderson said.
The Rivermen's coaching staff believe that Craft, a 6'1" 191 pound winger, will be a great fit on their roster.
"Alberni earlier in the year had him in a top six role and ever since he has been rotating throughout the line-up," Henderson said. "We will give him plenty of opportunity to prove himself and we expect good things from him."
Coach Henderson was quick to point out what he likes about the 18 year-old's game, but the thing he was impressed with the most was his combination of grit and skill.
"Players like him are hard to come by nowadays," Henderson said. "He is a power forward who brings a lot to the table and when he finds his niche with us, he will be a hard player to stop."
Ironically, Craft's first game was against his former club Saturday at the Weyerhaeuser Arena.