Thursday, January 10, 2013

Blades Deal Veteran Kambeitz To Seattle

Press Release

The Saskatoon Blades have announced that they have traded left-winger Adam Kambeitz to the Seattle Thunderbirds.

In exchange for the 20 year old, the Blades have acquired a 3rd round pick in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.

With the acquisition of fellow 20 year old Michael Ferland, the Blades were forced to give up one of their other 20 year olds.  Kambeitz was in his first year with the Blades, having been acquired from the Red Deer Rebels earlier this season.

The veteran forward appeared in 33 games with Saskatoon, putting up 9 goals and 21 points to go along with 39 PIMs.   Kambeitz also recently appeared in his 300th game with Saskatoon, being honoured before the team's last game.

"This is a tough move to have to make," said Blades Head Coach and General Manager Lorne Molleken.  "Adam was a player we have really targeted over the last few years and he made a great impact both on and off the ice for us.  He's a heart and soul kid.  We would have loved to have kept him on our club, but the acquisition of Michael Ferland was just too hard to pass up."

The Saskatoon Blades would like to thank Adam for his hard work, dedication and leadership in his time with the club and wish him all the best in the future.

(Nathan can be reached at

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