Blazers trade for defenceman
The Kamloops Blazers acquired 18-year-old defenceman Marek Hrbas in a trade with the Edmonton Oil Kings, a Monday, June 27, club press release said.
Hrbas, a Plzen, Czech Republic, product, registered five goals and 17 points in 64 games with Edmonton last season.
He is five-foot-eight and weighs 180 pounds.
Kamloops traded its fifth-round pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft and the 18th overall pick in today’s (June 29) CHL Import Draft in exchange for Hrbas and the 27th overall pick in today’s import draft.
“We are pleased to add another puck-moving defenceman to our hockey club,” Blazers GM Craig Bonner said.
“This move solidifies one of our two import spots with a player who has played in North America for the past two years.”