The Brandon Wheat Kings have made a move to deal with the surplus of young forwards in their system.
The Wheat Kings traded forward prospect Dakota Boutin to the Saskatoon Blades on Friday for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2015 Western Hockey League bantam draft.
“We return most of our forwards and have a number of rookies that will battle for roster spots,” Wheat Kings head coach and general manager Kelly McCrimmon said in a release. “This will help to alleviate the problem.
“Dakota is a good young player that will get an opportunity in Saskatoon.”
A third-round pick in the 2012 bantam draft, Boutin, 17, split his season between the Midget AAA Prince Albert Mintos and Moose Jaw Generals. The native of Moosomin, Sask., notched five goals and eight assists in 13 games after switching teams and scored in triple overtime to give the Mintos the Telus Cup national championship.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 9, 2014