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.