The Swift Current Broncos announced today that they have acquired 2002-born forward Raphael Pelletier from the Edmonton Oil Kings in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2020 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.
Pelletier, from Legal, Alta., spent last season with the Northern Alberta Xtreme CSSHL Midget Prep team, recording 26 points (9G-17A) in just 16 games. In the playoffs, the 5-foot-10, 151-pound centreman collected four points (2G-2A) in five games, assisting the Xtreme in capturing the Midget Prep Division Championship.
The draft pick involved in Thursday’s deal originally belonged to the Oil Kings and was acquired last season in the Andrew Fyten trade on December 13, 2018.
Pelletier has won a championship in each of his last three seasons claiming a title with the Fort Saskatchewan Bantam AAA Rangers of the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League (AMBHL) in 2017 and the Elite 15’s CSSHL championship in 2018 with the Northern Alberta Xtreme. He also won a silver medal with Team Alberta at the 2017 WHL Cup.
Originally selected in the third round, 48th overall, by the Oil Kings in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft, Pelletier dressed for five games with the Oil Kings during the 2017-18 season.