TIGERS TRADE KOZYRA TO PRINCE ALBERT
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Medicine Hat, AB - Medicine Hat Tigers announced this afternoon they have completed a trade with the Prince Albert Raiders.
Going to the Raiders is 19-year-old defenseman Pat Kozyra and a 6th round pick in the 2009 bantam draft. In return, the Tigers receive a 5th round draft bantam pick in 2009 and a 6th round bantam pick in the 2010 draft.
Well something eventually had to give. I was wondering if someone would be sent down a couple weeks ago.
Kozyra started the year on the first defensive pairing but after a while it came apparent that his foot speed was a little slow, and he had a soft demeanor on the ice.
I think this is a good trade. It leaves us with six defenceman, + thomas carr. Kozyra will probably be somewhere in the league as a 20yr old, and i thought the tigers may have been able to squeeze a little more value out of the deal, Like a 4th rounder. With the emergence of Mcue, Kozyra became expendable.
Edit: changed a couple numbers, it leaves the tigers with 6 defenceman plus thomas carr