Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tigers trade Brown and Frazee

Tyler Kieffer sent to Medicine Hat in defensive swap Everett Silvertips Vice President / General Manager Doug Soetaert announced Thursday that the Silvertips have acquired Shayne Brown, 19, from the Medicine Hat Tigers in exchange for defenseman Tyler Kieffer, 19. A native of Stony Plain, Alberta, Brown scored three goals and added seven assists for ten points in 55 games with the Tigers, finishing with 89 penalty minutes in his eighteen-year old WHL campaign.

Brown, a 6’1, 198 pound mobile, stay at home left-handed defenseman, has logged 138 career WHL games, amassing four goals and fifteen assists for nineteen points along with 172 penalty minutes.

“We’re happy to add a quality defenseman of this nature to our organization,” Soetaert noted. “He’s been a leader in Medicine Hat, and we look forward to his leadership here in Everett.”

After signing a WHL Educational Contract in November, 2007 following a stint with the USHL’s Lincoln Stars, Kieffer played in 27 games, finishing with three assists and 27 penalty minutes to go along with a +4 rating.

Hmm, I'm thinking he's more of a replacement for the loss of bendfeld. Someone who can play physical

Moose Jaw, SK: The Moose Jaw Warriors today announce that they have acquired 18-year-old right wing forward Thomas Frazee for a conditional 5th round pick in 2009.

Thomas joins the Warriors after spending a season with both the Medicine Hat Tigers and the Portland Winter Hawks. The 6’3 195 lbs forward was originally drafted by the Winter Hawks in the 1st round (11th overall) in the 2005 WHL Bantam Draft.

He is an individual who brings experience along with the potential to contribute offensively. He also helps address our 18 year old age group an area we wanted to increase.” stated Warriors General Manager Chad Lang.

With the abundance of forwards something had to give, and frazee was the odd man out. Good move IMO.

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