On Wednesday, the Western Hockey League’s Kelowna Rockets acquired ahead Tij Iginla from the Seattle Thunderbirds in change for a 2024 WHL Prospects first-round decide, Seattle’s 2027 WHL Prospects second-round decide, and ahead Grady Lenton, a 2005-born participant.
“We’re excited to have the possibility to accumulate a participant like Tij,” stated Rockets president and basic supervisor Bruce Hamilton. “He has a full season within the Western Hockey League as a 16-year-old beneath his belt. We gave up lots in first, third and fifth-round picks to get him, however we expect he shall be one of many prime gamers on our staff.
“He’s a terrific skater with nice hockey sense, who shoots the puck properly. He’s precisely who we’re in search of within the make-up of our staff in making an attempt to get quicker. With the personnel that now we have, he provides to the group of elite gamers that may play in our prime six.”
Tij Iginla, 16, is the famend NHL ahead and Hockey Corridor of Famer Jarome Iginla’s son. All through his 48 video games for Seattle this season, he recorded 18 factors (6G, 12A), 19 minutes of misconduct, and a plus-six ranking. The Lake Nation, BC native additionally participated in three postseason video games, all of which have been towards the Rockets within the opening spherical. He recorded an help and two penalty minutes in these video games.