Raiders acquire Horon from Thunderbirds

Brian Liesse/Seattle Thunderbirds


The Prince Albert Raiders and Seattle Thunderbirds have come together on a late-night trade Saturday, sending forward Michael Horon to northern Saskatchewan.

In exchange, the Thunderbirds have acquired a seventh-round selection in the 2020 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

“Michael has a lot of skill and is a speedy and crafty player,” said Raiders General Manager Curtis Hunt. “Bringing him in provides us some depth in scoring.

“We’re excited to add Michael to our group.”

Horon, a 5-foot-10, 177-pound product of Lethbridge, Alta. has eight points (1G-7A) in 14 games this season with Seattle. The 18-year-old was originally selected in the ninth round, 190th overall, by the Silvertips in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.

Overall, Horon has appeared in 15 WHL regular season games, sporting the same stat line of eight points (1G-7A).

Friday, Horon registered a goal and an assist against the Kamloops Blazers for the first multi-point game of his WHL career.

The Thunderbirds acquired Horon from the Lethbridge Hurricanes on January 1, 2019 in the Liam Hughes trade.

Up next for the Raiders is a road date against the Regina Pats on Saturday, November 16 (7:00 p.m. CT) at the Brandt Centre.


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