Winterhawks Acquire Evan Johnson and a Draft Pick from Calgary


(ISN) – The Portland Winterhawks have exchanged goaltenders with the Calgary Hitmen, acquiring rookie Evan Johnson along with a fourth round pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, in exchange for netminder Brendan Burke.

Johnson has appeared in 15 games for the Hitmen this season, compiling a record of 5-3-1-1, with a goals against average of 2.84 and .894 save percentage.

The 2014-15 season was Burke’s fourth with the Winterhawks, with a record of 7-8-0-3, a goals against average of 3.63 and .888 save percentage. Burke departs Portland with a career record of 72-25-4-6, and a career goals against average of 2.95 and .902 save percentage. He also has eight career shutouts, and was a member of the 2013 WHL Championship team. Burke was a sixth round pick of the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

“Brendan has had a great career on and off the ice with the Winterhawks,” said Portland Winterhawks General Manager & Head Coach Jamie Kompon. “He’s been a key contributor to the success the team has enjoyed in the last four years and we wish him the best as he continues his career in Calgary.”