Hurricanes continue to load up, acquire Baer from Giants

CJ Relke


The Lethbridge Hurricanes continue to load up in hopes of a long post-season run.

After striking a deal for overage forwards Matt Alfaro and Zak Zborosky Monday morning, general manager Peter Anholt continued wheeling Monday evening, trading for centre Alec Baer (1997) from the Vancouver Giants. In exchange, the Giants receive a third round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

“We thank Alec for his time here in Vancouver,” said Glen Hanlon, general manager of the Giants, in a team release. “We wish him the best of luck in his future hockey career.”

Baer, a 5-foot-10, 174-pound product of St. Louis Park, Minn., has tallied 18 points (3G-15A) in 39 outings with the Giants this season. Originally signed as a free agent by the Giants in February 2013, the veteran of 240 career WHL regular season games has 105 points (44G-61A) to his name, in this his fourth year in the league.

Having only played in four career WHL playoff games, Baer should get a shot at the post-season with a Hurricanes club that is on the rise since a slow start to the campaign.

The Hurricanes return to action Wednesday as they visit the Edmonton Oil Kings. Baer is expected to join his new team and make his debut at Rogers Place.


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