Thursday, July 4, 2013


Press Release

SASKATOON, SK -  The Saskatoon Blades have announced a trade with the Everett Silvertips.
The deal has the Blades acquiring defenceman Ayrton Nikkel from the Everett Silvertips in exchange for defenceman Matt Pufahl and a 5th round pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft.

Nikkel is a left-handed shooting defenceman, listed at 6'1 and 195 pounds.  He's 1995-born and is from Kelowna, BC.

It's a return to Saskatoon for Nikkel, as he was drafted by the Blades in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft.  He was dealt to Brandon at the 2011 trade deadline that saw Brayden Schenn head to the Blades.  Nikkel has appeared in 110 regular season WHL games, including one as a member of the Saskatoon Blades.  This past season Nikkel dressed in 49 games with the Wheat Kings and Silvertips, posting 9 points and 117 PIMs.
The Saskatoon Blades would like to welcome Ayrton and his family back to the organization.  We would also like to wish Matt Pufahl all the best in his 20 year old season with the Silvertips.

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