Blades start the rebuild by sending thrower to van. Anyone know why kichton wasn't signed by nyi? Roster spots? Seems crazy.
I think Kitchon probably wants to play AHL hockey. I guess there isn't any roster spots for the team soon, the prospect defense core is the best in the league. Kitchon will no doubt get a contract somewhere else if he doesn't get drafted.
I really questioned why we traded Joel to the Giants. He was a good player for us and wear an 'A'. Anyone know a possible reason?
I don't know if there was any specific reason but Red Deer has a lot of 94 born players on their roster. I'm guessing they wanted to get a head start on decreasing that number. That said, the Giants have a ton of 94's as well. Bonner will have to address that at some point too.
Saskatoon, SK - The Saskatoon Blades have announced a trade with the Red Deer Rebels.
The Saskatoon Blades have acquired defenceman Kevin Pochuk, a 3rd round pick and a 7th round pick in exchange for veteran forward Lukas Sutter. Both draft picks in the deal are for the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.
Pochuk is a 1995-born blueliner from Winnipeg, Manitoba. The 6'0, 186 pound, right-handed shooting defenceman appeared in 32 games for the Rebels last season. He posted 2 goals and 5 points to go along with 10 PIMs. He also appeared in 8 games with the Rebels during the 2011-12 season, putting up 2 points and 2 PIMs.
Sutter leaves Saskatoon after spending 3 full seasons with the team after being selected 42nd overall in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft by the Blades. He appeared in 220 regular season games, scoring 45 goals and putting up 103 points along with 520 PIMs.
The Saskatoon Blades would like to welcome Kevin Pochuk and his family to the organizational, while also wishing Lukas Sutter the best of luck going forward.