The Nanaimo Clippers have made their most important deal of the 2019-2020 season by acquiring veteran USHL forward Steven Agriogianis from the Omaha Lasers of the USHL for future considerations. Agriogianis is a 1999 born forward who will definitely be a top 3 forward in the BCHL. He broke into the USHL playing for the U-17 US National team as a 16 year old and has since played 147 games in the USHL over 4 years accumulating 50 points in the process. In 2018, he was the first overall draft pick in the NAHL, which speaks volumes as to the skill set of Agriogianis. He is also slated to attend Penn State University in the NCAA Division 1 for the 2020-2021 season.
Agriogianis is a 5 ft 10 in 170 lb right winger that comes for Florham Park New Jersey. He is a high skilled speedy forward that is no doubt going to be highly successful in the BCHL.
Wes Mussio, owner of the Nanaimo Clippers, noted; “I am very familiar with Agriogianis. I remember seeing Steven at the Brick Tournament at age 10 when he was a dominant player for the Connecticut Yankees. I then watched him a few times in minor playing in the New Jersey Colonial program, a team that won the US Nationals. Last year, scouting the Central Illinois Flyers of the USHL, I reconnected with him and saw that he remained an elite level player. Steven is going to be a key player on the Clippers for his 20 year.”
Darren Naylor remarked; “The Clippers have been impressive in terms of defensive zone coverage this year leading the league in goals against but the team has been underachieving offensively. I always thought we needed to add another top 6 forward to the line up to increase the offensive thrust of the team. Agriogianis is just that player. He has excelled at all levels and will be a big part of the Clippers for his last year of junior hockey. I can’t be more excited with this new acquisition.”