Chilliwack Chiefs acquire veteran stopper

Lyndon Stanwood moves from the Trail Smoke Eaters to the Chilliwack Chiefs in a BCHL trade for Brodyn Nielsen and futures.

The Chilliwack Chiefs picked up a veteran netminder Tuesday, acquiring Lyndon Stanwood from the Trail Smoke Eaters.

The Chiefs sent forward Brodyn Nielsen and future considerations to the Smokies in exchange for the 20-year-old.

Stanwood has 74 BCHL games on his resume.

The Vancouver native started his junior A career in Salmon Arm in 2010-11 before moving to Trail for the next two seasons.

In 2011-12, the Smoke Eaters were very, very bad and Stanwood’s numbers were a reflection of that — seven wins against 23 losses with a 4.06 goals-against average and .886 save percentage.

In 2012-13, the Smoke Eaters were much better, but Stanwood’s baseline numbers didn’t improve.

He won 15 times in 39 appearances with a 4.01 GAA and .885 SP.

Still, Chiefs general manager Harvey Smyl believes Stanwood can be a capable BCHL starter.

Lyndon is a veteran goalie who battles extremely hard and can also handle the puck really well,” Smyl said.

Stanwood is one of the smallest stoppers in the BCHL, standing just five-foot-10 and weighing 170 pounds.

In Nielsen, the Chiefs trade away a gritty grinder who had nine points in 49 games last season.