The Penticton Vees acquired a proven scorer in a trade with the Coquitlam Express.

Penticton acquired 2000-born forward Alex DiPaolo for future considerations on Monday.

The Oakville, Ont. product is coming off an impressive rookie season in the BC Hockey League, year. The 6’ 1’’, 185-pound forward scored 16 goals and 32 assists in 53 games, and his 48 points ranked third on the Express.

DiPaolo, a left-handed shot, added a goal and two assists in a five-game, first-round playoff series defeat to the eventual BCHL-champion Prince George Spruce Kings.

Prior to coming to the BCHL, DiPaolo spent two seasons at Salisbury School in Salisbury, Conn., scoring 60 points in 58 games.

DiPaolo has a commitment to University of Massachusetts @ Amherst for the 2020-21 season.

DiPaolo will join his new teammates in Penticton for training camp in mid-August.