Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes were dealt a blow Tuesday, when Defenceman Ryan Pilon chose to leave the team.
Hurricanes General Manager, Brad Robson is disappointed Ryan has chosen to take this route in his hockey career at a time when the team is working hard and committed to winning.
Pilon was drafted in the first round, 3rd overall in the 2011 Bantam Draft. In his rookie campaign, the 6’2, 212 pound defenceman played in 57 games and registered 28 points (5G, 23). This season, he’s played 17 games and has 3 goals and 4 assists. Pilon has also competed internationally for Team Canada. He competed at the 2012 Youth Olympics and was a member of the Canada’s Gold Medal winning team at the U18 Ivan Hlinka Tournament this past summer. He was also named Captain of Team West at the U17 Hockey Challenge.
With Pilon’s decision to leave the team, he has returned home to await a trade.
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