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Royals acquire Lees from Blades for draft pick

 

Tyler Lees is headed west to Vancouver Island following a trade between the Saskatoon Blades and Victoria Royals Thursday.

The Blades sent the 18-year-old forward to the Royals in exchange for a conditional seventh-round selection in the 2019 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

Lees, a 5-foot-11, 168-pound product of Regina, Sask., had played in 39 games with the Blades over the past two seasons, recording four points (3G-1A) and 22 penalty minutes.

Interestingly enough for Lees, both his goals this season turned out to stand as the game-winning goal in both contests on back-to-back nights. Lees scored the game-winner against the Swift Current Broncos on Friday, October 27 then found the same magic a night later at home against the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Lees came to the Blades from the Regina Pat Canadians Midget AAA program, where he had 42 points (13G-29A) in 42 during the 2016-17 season. Lees would add 12 points (6G-6A) in 11 playoff games as the Canadians advanced to the 2017 Telus Cup. At the national tournament, Lees put up five points (2G-3A) in seven games as they finished fourth at the tournament.

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