Timbermen acquire Evan Messenger

by Dan Marshall

The Nanaimo Timbermen have acquired Evan Messenger and a 2019 third round draft pick from the Coquitlam Adanacs in exchange for Taylor Stuart.

Messenger was the seventh overall pick by the Victoria Shamrocks in the 2017 draft and had seven points in seven games during the 2017 season. 

The 22-year-old was traded to Coquitlam in exchange for the ninth overall pick in the 2018 WLA Draft.

Now the Delta product is heading back to the island to join the Tmen.

In his junior days Messenger was a huge scorer even though he didn't get into a lot of action.  

He played 21 games over four seasons with the Junior Islanders and had 75 points.

Messenger spent the last two seasons playing for the Vancouver Stealth in the National Lacrosse League as well.

He recorded 11 points in 11 games.

Taylor Stuart suited up for two seasons in Nanaimo recording 20 points in 22 games.  

The defender has been a member of the Colorado Mammoth in the NLL since 2017 and scored 16 points in 32 games.

The Timbermen would like to welcome Evan Messenger to the organization and wish Taylor Stuart all the best with his new team in Coquitlam.