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.
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)