The Vancouver Giants have acquired 20 year-old forward Wacey Rabbit from the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for 18 year-old forward Kenton Dulle and a 2nd round pick in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft.
rRabbit, a 2005 NHL Draft Pick of the Boston Bruins, started this season with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League. In his previous four seasons with the Blades, the 5’9â, 186lbs. centre from Lethbridge, Alberta has played 259 career games. Rabbit has scored 80 goals, 106 assists, and collected 199 penalty minutes. Last season, he was the Blades Captain and was named the Western Hockey League’s Humanitarian of the Year.
rBlades Head Coach and General Manager Lorne Molleken commented on today’s move
râWith the return of Wacey to junior hockey we were asked by the Boston Bruins and
rWacey’s agent to provide Wacey with the opportunity to compete for a championship
rwith a legitimate contender and with Vancouver hosting the Memorial Cup we could not
rfind a much better fit. This deal also allows our hockey club to benefit in this year of
rtransition by adding a roster player in Kenton and a high draft choice.â
râWe are very excited to add an elite 20 year-old centre to our team. He has been a proven scorer in our league the past number of seasons and will provide strong leadership with our group for the rest of the year,â says Giants General Manager Scott Bonner.
rDulle is into his second full season in the WHL. Originally a 4th round WHL Bantam Draft pick of the Giants in 2002, the native of Craik, Saskatchewan has played 43 career games, collecting one goal and adding six assists.
râKenton has been a dedicated member of our organization the past number of years,â adds Bonner. âI know the Blades are excited to have him a part of their future plans and we wish Kenton all the best in Saskatoon.â