The Swift Current Broncos have bolstered a banged up lineup by making a deal for goal scoring forward Ryan Graham.
Swift Current sent a 2017 2nd round bantam draft pick and a conditional 2018 4th round pick to Saskatoon for Calgary product.
Graham is a two-time former 20 goal scorer in the WHL as he put up 20 in 2014-15 and 22 in 2015-16.
“Graham is a player we have had our eye on since the beginning of the season,” Broncos Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel Manny Viveiros told the team website. “He is a skilled player that we are very excited about and he will help our hockey team. We’re happy to have him on board.”
This season Graham was on the shelf with an injury and didn’t make his debut until October 28th. He has a goal and 4 assists for the Blades in 11 games and has heated up lately with 3 points in his last 4 games.
“Ryan has been a loyal Blade for over 4 seasons and has been a great ambassador for our organization on and off the ice,” Blades General Manager Colin Priestner said on their website. “Knowing our overage situation, we met with Ryan and both sides agreed a change of scenery for his final season of junior hockey would be beneficial for both Ryan and the Blades.”
Hoping to get some audio reaction to the deal sometime Monday. The newest Bronco will suit up against his old team coming up when the Blades visit Swift Current on Tuesday.