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Spruce Kings trade for defenceman Greaves

Nineteen-year-old Ontario native brings BCHL experience from Alberni Valley Bulldogs
Spruce Kings acquire Kai Greaves
Nineteen-year-old defenceman Kai Greaves was acquired Thursday by the Prince George Spruce Kings in a future considerations trade from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

The Prince George Spruce Kings have bolstered their blueline.

The B.C. Hockey League team announced Thursday it has acquired 19-year-old defenceman Kai Greaves in a trade for future considerations from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

Greaves, a native of Cambridge, Ont., joined the Bulldogs last season and contributed two goals and 12 assists in 47 BCHL regular season games. He also had a productive playoff season with a goal and four assists in 10 games.

Listed at six-foot-two, 183 pounds, Greaves did not play in the 2020-21 season. He began his junior A career in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League with the Waterloo Siskins in 2019-20. In 48 games that season he collected five goals and 21 assists and had five points in six playoff games.

“He's a big, strong player with a ton of ability who will make our group on the back end much stronger,” said Kings general manager Mike Hawes, in a team release. “Most importantly, he's a great young man who will fit seamlessly with our Spruce Kings culture."

Greaves is expected to join the team in Coquitlam, where the Spruce Kings will start their 27th BCHL season Friday against the Express.

Greaves’s 21-year-old brother Jet is a goaltender for the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League.