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De Melo Added from Salmon Arm

The Prince George Spruce Kings are excited to announce the acquisition of 18 year old defenceman Sam De Melo from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in exchange for future considerations.

The 5’9” 160 pound De Melo is from Kelowna, BC. Last season with the Silverbacks, De Melo had 3 assists to go along with just 4 penalty minutes in 26 games. He will have some familiar faces on the team as he played in the Pursuit of Excellence program with both Cavin Tilsley and Jarod Hovde.

“Sam is a player that I’ve been intrigued with for a while. He’s a smart player who handles and distributes the puck well. He also skates well and will be able to create some offense for us from the backend. His skill set will be a nice addition to our group” said Spruce Kings General Manager Mike Hawes.

“It’s going to be nice to get a fresh start, and hopefully have a good season here. I like to think of myself as a 200 foot player. I’m a good skater, pretty skilled, can play in all situations and I like to put up points,” said De Melo on joining the Spruce Kings.

Sam De Melo will join the rest of his Spruce Kings team mates just prior to the start of the team’s main training camp on August 25th.

For more information please contact the Spruce Kings office at 250 564-1747.

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