Kamloops, BC – Kamloops Blazers 20-year-old forward Jordan DePape’s WHL career has been ended by a shoulder injury.
consultation with doctors and family, DePape has elected to have
surgery. The 6’0” 194lb forward will return home to Winnipeg for surgery
and recovery. The Winnipeg native is expected to make a full recovery
and resume his hockey career next season.
played parts of four seasons with the Kamloops Blazers after being
acquired from the Brandon Wheat Kings via trade in December 2009. DePape
played 120 games with the Blazers totalling 98 points. In 142 WHL
games, DePape totalled 106 points.
every year of hockey played with a WHL Club, a WHL Graduate Player is
guaranteed one year of post-secondary tuition, textbook and
administrative expenses at a post-secondary institution of their choice.
DePape has earned five years of WHL scholarship money and is expected
to attend and play hockey at the University of Manitoba starting next
Blazers organization would like to thank Jordan for his time with the
franchise. Jordan will always be considered a Blazer and we wish him the
best of luck with his future endeavors.
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)