Royals boost blue line, acquire Gorda from Oil Kings for draft pick

Andy Devlin/Edmonton Oil Kings


The Victoria Royals made their second deal of the day Wednesday, acquiring 1999-born defenceman Brayden Gorda from the Edmonton Oil Kings.

In exchange, the Oil Kings received a conditional fifth-round selection in the 2019 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

Gorda, a 6-foot-2, 193-pound product of Edmonton, Alta., has played in 151 WHL regular season games recording 32 points (6G-26A) and 177 penalty minutes. He’s also added one assist in six WHL playoff games.

Gorda was originally selected by the Oil Kings in the third round, 64th overall, in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.

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