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Kamloops Blazers, Spokane Chiefs swap overage forwards on WHL trade deadline day

The Kamloops Blazers continued their busy WHL trade deadline day on Monday by acquiring 20-year-old forward Luke Toporowski from the Spokane Chiefs.
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Nick McCarry, who was listed in June by the Kamloops Blazers, was on Monday traded to the Spokane Chiefs.

The Kamloops Blazers continued their busy WHL trade deadline day on Monday by acquiring 20-year-old forward Luke Toporowski from the Spokane Chiefs.

Kamloops sent 20-year-old forward Nick McCarry and a second-round pick in the 2025 WHL Prospects Draft to Spokane in exchange for Toporowski, the Bettendorf, Iowa, product who has 165 points, including 76 goals, in 223 WHL games, all with the Chiefs.

Toporowski, who has 15 goals and 27 points in 29 games this season, attended the Detroit Red Wings’ development camp in the fall.

The Blazers listed McCarry in June. He has seven goals and 28 points in 34 games this season.

Blazers’ head coach and general manager Shaun Clouston has made three deals on deadline day.

He sent forward Josh Pillar to the Saskatoon Blades for a pair of conditional draft picks and traded Tye Spencer to the Regina Pats in exchange for 19-year-old forward Drew Englot.