Cranbrook, BC -- Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club today announced the Club has traded 16-year-old Forward Hudson Elynuik to the Spokane Chiefs in exchange for 18-year-old Defenseman Tyler King.
“Heading into the WHL Trade Deadline (January 10th) we were hoping to add a veteran defenseman and possibly an older forward. This transaction allows us to get a defenseman who regularly plays top four minutes in Spokane and has for the majority of the past two years. Unfortunately to get a player like Tyler we had to give up a young player in Hudson Elynuik who should have lots of potential moving forward in his WHL career. We wish Hudson all the best with the Chiefs,” added Chynoweth.
Tyler King is in his third season in the WHL and was the Chiefs first round selection (17th overall) in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft. He will be in the ICE line-up Thursday when Kootenay travels to Medicine Hat.
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