Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Hurricanes and Thunderbirds make trade

Press Release

Lethbridge, AB - The Lethbridge Hurricanes announced before Wednesday’s game with the Kootenay Ice they have traded 18-year-old Defenceman Adam Henry to the Seattle Thunderbirds in exchange for Defenceman Griffin Foulk.

Henry, who is from Winnipeg, Manitoba was the Hurricanes 3rd round (55th overall) pick in the 2009 Bantam Draft. In 109 career WHL games with the Hurricanes he registered 37 points (9G, 28A), a -13 plus/minus rating and 93 PIM’s.

Last season, Henry was also on Central Scouting’s preliminary watch list, but missed the first half of the season while recovering from a heart condition. He finished the year, ranked 165th among North American skaters but did not get drafted this past June. He did attend the Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Camp (before the draft) and their Rookie Camp in September.

Lethbridge Hurricanes General Manager Brad Robson says “Adam has been an exceptional player, teammate and leader while with the Hockey Club.” He added “while Adam worked hard both on and off the ice, he was also extremely dedicated to being involved in the community through school and hospital visits, hockey clinics and numerous other initiatives in and around Lethbridge.”

In eight games this season, the 6’1, 196 pound Foulk has 3 assists and he’s a plus-3 plus/minus rating. Last season, the 18-year old from Broomfield, CO played in 46 games for the T-Birds, scoring a pair of goals and adding two assists. He finished the 2012-2013 season with 41 penalty minutes and played in all 7 playoff games against Kelowna in the first round where he was a plus-1 with two penalty minutes.

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