The Nanaimo Clippers have added Julien Menes to the roster in a trade with Wenatchee Wild for future considerations.
Julien is a 6 ft 2 inch 201 lbs power forward who the coaching staff is very familiar with due to off season scouting. The Wenatchee Wild ran out of import spots due to a returning player and needed to trade an import player. In the meantime, with the rigorous schedule of the BCHL, the Clippers have fallen into injury issues and needed another high end forward.
Darren Naylor remarked “The coaching staff and I saw Julien play on several scouting trips this spring and were interested in him but learned he had committed to Wenatchee. When I heard he was coming available, I was very interested as he is an elite big body forward that fits our program. From what I saw, Julien will fit in nicely in our shut down defensive plan while adding some much needed offence.”
After playing in Quebec, including at the prestigious Quebec Pee Wee Tournament, Julien decided to head south to St Paul’s High Schooling in the USHS Prep League where, over 3 seasons, he accumulated 55 points, including 31 goals in 75 games.
This year, Julien contributed 1 assist in 4 games with the Wenatchee Wild.
Wes Mussio, owner of the Nanaimo Clippers, said “After the coaching staff identified Julien as an important piece of the puzzle, I looked at some tape on the player and felt he would fit in nicely to our hard to play against team that wears other teams down. I have no doubt that Julien will contribute offensively but will take care of his own end as well. We are excited to see what he can bring.”