Overagers looking to the future

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:01 AM ET

The Hitmen said goodbye to a trio of deadline-deal acquisitions last night.

Overagers Shaun Landolt, Brett O'Malley and Tyrel Lucas -- who were snapped up by GM Kelly Kisio in consecutive years at the WHL trade deadline -- played the final games of their WHL careers last night.

Landolt, who centred the club's top line with Ryan Getzlaf and Andrew Ladd patrolling the wings, scored 60 goals and 141 points in 284 regular-season games.

The Cloverdale, B.C., product said he wasn't ready for his junior career to end.

"I definitely didn't want to finish it like that," said Landolt, who was part of a massive six-player deal at the 2003 deadline.

"I thought we had a good team and we could have gone further. But we left it all on the ice, gave it everything we had. So I'm happy with that anyways."

O'Malley came to Calgary a year after Landolt in exchange for Kris Deines.

The Stettler product, who put up 52 goals and 126 points in 327 regular-season tilts, said his career went by in the blink of an eye.

"When I was 16, it felt like I was going to be in this league forever. Now that I'm 20, it went by so fast. I played my heart out every game of the series so I have no regrets," he said.

Lucas was part of Kisio's six-player blockbuster deal in January that also brought goaltender Justin Pogge and d-man Dylan Yeo to Calgary. Lucas scored Calgary's lone goal last night and finished the post-season with six tallies, second most on the team.

"It's nice to score in your last game," said Lucas. "It was exciting but it didn't last too long. They came right back."


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