Guelph Storm General Manager and Head Coach, George Burnett has announced the acquisition of Zach Poirier, Mark Shoemaker and a conditional draft pick from the North Bay Battalion in exchange for Luke Burghardt and Luke Moncada.
Poirier, a five-foot-11, 194-pound forward from Mountain, Ontario, was the Battalion’s first pick (14th Overall) in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection. During his three seasons in North Bay, he appeared in 183 regular-season games recording 38 goals and 25 assists for 63 points, adding three points in 25 playoff games. Poirier also earned a gold medal as a member of Canada’s Under 18 team at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
Shoemaker, a six-foot-two, 208-pound defenceman from Mississauga, Ontario, was the Battalions 11th round pick (210th Overall) in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection. The overage defenceman was selected in the sixth round (180th Overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks. The veteran defenceman has registered five goals and 29 assists for 34 points in 174 regular-season games while adding three assists in 11 playoff games.