The Seattle Thunderbirds have added veteran depth, acquiring 19-year-old forward Tyler Adams and a conditional draft pick from the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for prospect MacKenzie Wight Thursday afternoon.
“We’d like to thank Tyler for everything he did for our hockey club over the past two seasons,” said Manny Viveiros, head coach and director of player personnel for the Broncos, in a team release. “His commitment to the Broncos was exceptional and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”
Adams, a product of Regina, has accrued seven points (1G-6A) in 25 games with the Broncos this season. Over 97 career WHL regular season games, the 6-foot-2, 194-pound pivot has 20 points (7G-13A) to his name. Adams was originally listed by the Broncos.
As for Wight, the 17-year-old product of Burnaby, B.C., was originally a seventh round pick (148th) of the Thunderbirds at the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft. In six games this season with Seattle he went without a point before being assigned to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the BCHL where he has nine points (5G-4A) in 12 outings.
“We are excited about MacKenzie’s potential,” Viveiros said. “He’s a player that we think can contribute to our hockey team down the road.”
The Thunderbirds return to action Friday night (7:35 p.m. Pacific) when the Prince George Cougars visit ShoWare Centre in Kent, Wash., while the Broncos welcome the Prince Albert Raiders to Swift Current on Friday (7 p.m. Saskatchewan).