The Trail Smoke Eaters announced Thursday that Okanagan Rocket defensemen Seth Barton has signed with the team for the 2017-18 season.
Barton was a two year veteran with the Rockets. In 2015-16 he tallied 1 goal and 11 assists in 37 games. The following season Barton took a big jump in his point production, registering 11 goals and 27 assists in 35 games.
"Trail has added your prototypical 'late bloomer' with Seth" stated Rockets Head Coach Eric Blais. "He is just coming into his own. He will have a 'pro frame' with his size and skating when he fills out and his on ice vision and elite puck skills and silky smooth hands were likely the best in Major Midget League last season. And like Wyatt Head, Seth is a top end talent on D and a better quality person. I wish Seth all the best in his future with Trail.
Barton marks the second player from the 2016-17 Rockets that has recently committed to Junior. He will be joining Wyatt Head, who recently committed to the West Kelowna Warriors, in the BCHL.
The Okanagan Rockets would like to congratulate Seth and wish him the best of luck in Trail.