With depth issues on the blue line the Fort St. John Huskies have been proactive in trying to add players to their defensive core. It appears as though those efforts are now paying off as the team has added defenceman Jordy Potter from the Heritage Junior Hockey League.
Potter laced up the skates with the Blackfalds Wranglers last season, a team that was best in the league where he was a top four defender according to Huskies GM Jeremy Clothier.
“We’ve been looking all over the place for another guy to help us on the back end. We finally got some good feedback from a coach out of the Heritage league. He had a couple of extra d-men so we picking up a 20 year old that played on a team that went 34-2-2 last year and went on to win the league. We’re adding a good veteran piece that knows what it takes to win.”
During his time with the Wranglers, Potter was a top four defenceman that played important minutes in the stretch run of games. Being left handed and weighing 230 pounds, he’ll be counted on to have a big role with the Huskies.
“He played in the top four. He played a lot of big minutes at the end of games. He’s a big kid so we’re expecting him to come in here and be in our top four right away. He’s a left handed shot which is something that we were lacking. We had a bunch of right handed shots on the back end,” Clothier said.
Potter will join the club in the next week and a half to two weeks. It’s hoped he’ll be in the line-up for the season opener on October 4 against Beaverlodge. If not he’ll be on the ice for the home opener on October 9 against Sexsmith.