Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Roster moves in the WHL

Press Release

Portland, OR -- The Portland Winterhawks have traded forward Killian Hutt to the Regina Pats in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft and a conditional pick in the 2011 draft.

Hutt had 13 goals and 22 assists for 35 points in 57 games with Portland as a rookie last season. Prior to the start of this season he was assigned to the St. Albert Steel of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for conditioning following offseason surgery to remove a cyst from his lower body.

“Killian is an exciting young player and a quality person, and we wish him the best as he continues his career in Regina,” said Portland Winterhawks General Manager and Head Coach Mike Johnston.


Blades Trade One; Reassign One

The Saskatoon Blades have traded left winger Tyler Matheson to the Kelowna Rockets and reassigned defenseman Woody Klassen to the SJHL.

Matheson, a 19-year-old, was traded to the Rockets in exchange for a conditional 7th round Bantam Draft pick in 2010. The product of Victoria, BC played in 3 games with the Blades this season, going scoreless.

The 18-year-old Klassen, meanwhile, has been reassigned to the Battlefords North Stars of the SJHL. The product of Watrous, Saskatchewan played in one game this season and did not register a point.

With the two transactions, the Blades’ roster now has 25 players – including 15 forwards, 8 defensemen, and 2 goaltenders.

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at fourniern@students.nescom.edu)

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