Former Brandon Wheat Kings defenceman Tyler Yaworski has signed his first professional hockey contract.
The 21-year-old defenceman has signed with the Central Hockey League’s Quad City Mallards. He will also get a tryout with the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild. Both teams are affiliated with the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League.
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound native of Sherwood Park, Alta., was acquired by the Wheat Kings last year and played his final Western Hockey League season here, recording three goals, nine assists and 147 penalty minutes in 63 games. He played the bulk of his WHL career with the Prince Albert Raiders and also played a game with the Saskatoon Blades.
OVERAGE DEAL: The Calgary Hitmen got down to the limit of three 20-year-old players be sending defenceman Peter Kosterman to the Prince George Cougars for a fourth-round pick in the 2014 WHL bantam draft and a sixth-rounder in 2015. The move leaves nine defencemen on the Calgary roster, including rookie hopeful Travis Sanheim of Elkhorn.
The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Kosterman had two goals, 10 points and 32 penalty minutes in 56 games last season. He joins former Wheat King Klarc Wilson to give the Cougars two overagers.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 12, 2013