Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Giants have acquired goaltender Adam Morrison and right winger Levi Bews from the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for Michael Burns, Zach Hodder, and a 4th round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.
Morrison, a native of White Rock, B.C., is in his 4th year in the WHL and has a career record of 44-22-1-5. Originally selected by the Blades in the 3rd round, 49th overall in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft, the 20 year old was also a 3rd round selection of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. With his addition, the club now has 3 goaltenders on the active roster.
Levi Bews is in his 2nd full season in the WHL. Last year, while playing on a Blades team that had the best record in the regular season, the 16 year old had 7 points in 52 games. A native of Longview, AB, Bews is a big, strong winger who will compliment fellow 1994 born players Dalton Sward and Matt Bellerive.
“Its tough trading Michael Burns, who was a complete player for us,” said Executive Vice-President and General Manager Scott Bonner. “However, our need for an experienced goaltender has become apparent and in order to acquire a quality player you need to give up a quality player. In Levi Bews, we add another strong 17 year old to our core that we hope to build with.”
Both players will be available for tomorrow night's game vs. Spokane.
The club has also reassigned centre Logan Harland to midget. In 3 games the 16 year old had 1 goal. The Giants roster is now at 28 players.
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