Prince Albert SK – The Prince Albert Raiders have announced that they have acquired 20-year-old right-winger Kellan Tochkin from the Medicine Hat Tigers in exchange for 20-year-old defenceman James Bettauer and a 6th round draft pick in the 2013 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

Bettauer appeared in 15 games this season for the Raiders, notching 5 goals and 4 assists. The Burnaby, B.C. product has a career total of 39 points in 153 games played.

Tochkin has registered 8 assists in 10 games this season with the Tigers. Through 3 seasons in the WHL, the Abbotsford B.C. native has scored 214 points in 227 appearances with the Everett Silvertips and Medicine Hat Tigers.

“We are pleased to add a proven top-six forward who has been a consistent point producer in this league”, said Raider Head Coach and General Manager Bruno Campese, “We wish James all the best in Medicine Hat, and in all his future hockey endeavours”.


Medicine Hat, AB – Medicine Hat Tigers announced this afternoon the acquisition of 20-year-old defenseman James Bettauer and a 6th round bantam draft pick in 2013 from the Prince Albert Raiders. In exchange, 20-year-old forward Kellan Tochkin will be going to the Raiders.

A native of Coquitlam, BC, Bettauer is in his third WHL season and second with the Raiders.

“We are excited to be getting a veteran defenseman who is off to a real good start this year,” said Tigers’ general manager Brad McEwen.

“James will fit in well with our team as we were looking for an older defenseman to add to the group. He brings some offense with him, which will help on the power play and is able to play in all situations. James is going to add some more depth to our team.”

“We thank Kellan for his time in Medicine Hat and wish all the best in his future endeavours.”

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