The Nanaimo Clippers secured Sean Donaldson for the upcoming season in a trade with Prince George Spruce Kings. Donaldson is coming to the Clippers with future consideration going to the Spruce Kings.
Donaldson is a 18-year-old 2001 born player from Vancouver who played at the BWC most of his minor career. In his last year at BWC in 2017-2018, he accumulated 66 points in 34 games including 36 goals on a very competitive and stacked CSSHL Prep team. Donaldson is well known the owner, Wes Mussio and head coach/GM Darren Naylor due to their previous involvement in the BWC Hockey program. He’s a high skill offensive type player.
Darren Naylor commented, “I had an opportunity to coach Sean back in BWC days and was impressed by his skill set. He is easily one of the best 2001 in British Columbia and when I heard he might be available from the Spruce Kings, I jumped on the opportunity to bring them into our fold. I’m very optimistic that he’s going to be a 30-40 point player for the Clippers this year before heading off to the NCAA in the fall of 2020.”
Wes Mussio offered, “Sean is a great addition to the Clippers. He didn’t see a large role last year with the Spruce Kings but with more ice time, I’m optimistic he will be an offensive threat for us. Having been on a championship team and having learned what it takes to win, we have definitely added an excellent player to our roster.”
With the addition of Donaldson to the lineup, there are now two forwards that are committed to the University of Connecticut for 2020-2021 with returning player, Thomas Samuelsen, being the other Clipper.