SIOUX CITY, IA—The Musketeers announced a trade with the very active Lincoln Stars Thursday afternoon. Sioux City acquired Forward Devlin McCabe and a 2019 Phase II 6th round pick. In return, the Musketeers sent forward Josh Bohlin, two players to be named later, a 2019 Phase II 4th round pick and 2020 Phase II 4th round pick to Lincoln.
McCabe joined the Stars last season and had a very strong rookie campaign scoring 16 goals and adding 17 assists for 33 points and a +18 rating in 57 games. So far this year McCabe has managed to remain a strong a steady scoring presence. In 38 games this season, the University of Minnesota-Duluth commit has 7 goals and 13 assists for a total of 20 points on a struggling Stars team.
Head Coach Luke Strand says McCabe’s play on both sides of the puck were big factors in the decision to bring him on, “He has the ability to impact our lineup both offensively and defensively. His gritty game along with his talent is a combination we were looking to add.”
It’s no secret that the Musketeers have struggled to score the past month, and Strand believes the addition of McCabe will go a long way in solving that problem “We were trying to add some scoring depth to the team, and also add someone who plays a strong team game, and Devlin is that player. He can play up and down our lineup and has a proven ability to score in this league, so we are looking forward to his contribution.”
Coach Strand also had nothing but good things to say about the now departed Josh Bohlin, who the Musketeers acquired from Cedar Rapids in a trade at the beginning of the season “We wish Josh nothing but the best. He is a great person with a big upside to his game.”
Musketeer fans can expect to see McCabe in the lineup this weekend wearing number 20. The Musketeers are set to take on the Eastern Conference-leading Muskegon Lumberjacks on Friday before facing off against the East’s last-place team, the Madison Capitols, on Saturday night.