Thursday, June 26, 2008

CHL Import Draft + Trade

The tigers traded former 1st round pick Jordan Hickmott to the Price Albert Raiders, in exchange for swapping picks in teh chl import draft. The Tigers will receive the Raiders’ first round pick in today’s CHL Import Draft and move up to the 15th spot overall in the first round of the draft as well as the Raider’s second round pick in the draft (75th overall.)

With the 15th spot the tigers
selected 18-year-old Czech defenseman Tomas Kundratek. The New York rangers took him in the 3rd round 90th overall in the 2008 NHL entry draft. Reading various blogs it appears he is ready to come and play in North America next year which is good news for us. Kundratek represented the Czech Republic in the 2008 world junior jockey championships as well as the 2007 world junior under 18 championships.

The tigers 2nd pick is yet to come.