The Trail Smoke Eaters would like to announce the commitment of Jimmy Darby from North Vancouver. The 6’2” 210 lb defenseman has played the past two seasons for the Vancouver Northwest Giants of the BC Major Midget League, where he helped the Giants reach the playoffs, registering 20 points and 101 penalty minutes in 39 games.
Darby, who will be suiting up as a 17-year-old next season, is considered to be one of the top defensive prospects in the province and will be looking to make an immediate impact with the Smoke Eaters. Selected by the Kamloops Blazers (84th overall) in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, Darby made the decision to join the Smoke Eaters after affiliating with the club this season and spending some time in the community. “I want to thank my family, coaches and teammates for helping me along the way. I’m beyond excited to join such a high-class organization and wear a Smokies jersey.” Darby said.
The Smoke Eaters organization feels that the addition of Darby will help to solidify a backend that will see three 20-year-old players age out at the end of the playoffs. The Trail Smoke Eaters are very excited to have Jimmy join our organization. We look forward to working with him as he pursues securing an NCAA scholarship.