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MUSKETEERS LAND ELITE DEFENSEMAN IN TRADE WITH GREEN BAY

By Travis Morgan, 02/24/22, 6:30PM CST

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(Sioux City, IA) – The Sioux City Musketeers have acquired the USHL’s fourth highest scoring defenseman and a Phase II 4th Round Pick in a trade with Green Bay. Damien Carfagna is widely considered one of the top two-way defenseman in the league and will now join Sioux City. The University of New Hampshire commit has racked up 5 goals and 32 assists in 40 games with Green Bay and scored the game winning goal in the BioSteel All-American game last month. In return the Musketeers send defenseman Leyton Stenman along with a 2022 Phase II 1st Round Pick, and future considerations to Green Bay. This move marks the second major trade General Manager Andy Johnson has orchestrated as the trade deadline approaches. The first being a trade with Omaha that brought gritty goal scorer Owen Fowler to Sioux City three weeks ago. Johnson was thrilled to add another difference maker to Sioux City’s lineup for the stretch run. "Damien is a special player and one of the best defenseman in the USHL,” Johnson said. “He's a premier offensive defenseman that is multidimensional and can beat you multiple ways. He's well rounded and skates and defends well and we expect him to play major minutes for us as we push towards the playoffs." Musketeers Head Coach Luke Strand is also excited to see Carfagna make an impact. “We are excited to add Damien to our group,” Strand said. “His offensive and defensive ability will grow our team both on and off the ice.” Carfagna will be in the lineup right away for Sioux City’s weekend road contests with Des Moines and Lincoln. The Musketeers currently sit in second place in the USHL’s Western Conference.