Submitted by pete on January 17, 2006 - 23:40
The Johnstown Chiefs [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=6718]completed a trade today sending veteran winger Paul Caponigri and defenseman Tyler Kindle to the Idaho Steelheads.[/url] In return, the Chiefs received defenseman Jim Hakewill and and center Brad Thompson. Hakewill, a former 5th round pick of the Calgary Flames in 2001, is a rookie who is playing his first professional season after graduating from St. Lawrence University. In his senior year, his best college season, he had 4 goals and 8 points 33 games to go along with 44 penalty minutes. At 6'5" 222 lbs, Hakewill is a prototypical big stay-at home defenseman. Thompson, who stands at 6'0" 190 lbs, is also in his rookie season out of Minnesota State-Mankato. In his senior season he tallied 13 goals and 24 points and 24 penalty minutes in 38 games.