The Kootenay ICE and Moose Jaw Warriors got in on the trading action Wednesday, sending 18-year-old defenceman Brenden Kwiatkowski to the ICE.
In exchange the Warriors have received a ninth-round selection in the 2019 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.
Kwiatkowski is a 6-foot-3, 183-pound product of Grande Prairie, Alta. and made his WHL debut on September 22, 2017 with the Warriors against the Prince Albert Raiders. The day was a memorable one for Kwiatkowski, who also recorded the first WHL point of his career, an assist, in that game.
Overall, Kwiatkowski has three assists in 36 WHL regular season games. A product of the Grande Prairie Midget AAA Storm, Kwiatkowski recorded 16 points (2G-14A) in 34 games with the team during the 2016-17 Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League season. He’s also appeared in 22 games with the Grande Prairie Storm of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, recording five assists.
The ICE are in action Wednesday, January 9 (7:00 p.m. MT) against the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Up next for the Warriors is a home date Wednesday, January 9 (7:00 p.m. CT) against the Calgary Hitmen.