The Moose Jaw Warriors are bringing Branden Klatt home.
The 18-year-old product of Moose Jaw is on his way back to the Land of Living Skies after being dealt from the Edmonton Oil Kings in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft and a conditional sixth round pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft ahead of Tuesday’s WHL Trade Deadline.
“We would like to thank Branden for his time with the Oil Kings,” said Randy Hansch, general manager of the Oil Kings, in a team release. “This move will allow Branden the opportunity to continue to develop his game while playing in his home city of Moose Jaw.”
Klatt, a 6-foot-2, 197-pound forward was originally a sixth round pick (130th) of the Oil Kings at the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. Since then, he has amassed 17 points (5G-12A) in 85 career WHL regular season contests, including nine points (4G-5A) in 41 games this season.
The Moose Jaw native played his midget hockey with the Moose Jaw Generals of the Saskatchewan Midget Hockey League, registering 47 points (22G-25A) in 88 career games.