According to the Calgary Hitmen website, the Calgary Hitmen acquired Joe Mahon from the Portland Winterhawks on Sunday for a fourth round pick in the 2014 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft and a conditional sixth round pick in the 2015 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.
Mahon could be considered a true Calgary Hitman. A native of Calgary, Mahon had 133 penalty minutes in only 41 games last season with the Winterhawks, and 90 penalty minutes in only 35 games in 2011-12 with the Calgary Mustangs of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
Mahon also brings significant size to the Hitmen lineup. The 19 year old right winger is 6'5" and 225 pounds.
The Hitmen meanwhile lost their season opener by a score of 7-3 to the Edmonton Oil Kings on Friday evening. Henrik Samuelsson led the Oil Kings offensively with one goal and three assists.
The Calgary Hitmen will next play the Red Deer Rebels at the Scotiabank Saddledome Saturday evening. Game time is 7:00 p.m.