Medicine Hat Tigers announce this afternoon they have traded the playing rights of 20-year-old defenceman Garrett Haar to the Portland Winterhawks.
The Tigers will receive a conditional pick in 2014 bantam draft.
Haar, who was on the Tiger’s College List,- played the last two years for Western Michigan University Broncos.
This leaves the Tigers with five returning 20-year-olds including Dylan Bredo, Jake Doty, Zach Hodder, Boston Leier and Medicine Hat native Curtis Valk
“We are very excited about the talent and character of our returning 20-year-olds,” stated Tigers’ general manager and head coach Shaun Clouston.
The Tigers will take to the ice for rookie training camp on Friday, August 22nd at the Family Leisure Centre due to The Arena currently undergoing flood damage restoration.
Main camp will begin on the afternoon of Sunday, August 25 concluding Wednesday, August 28th with the annual black and white intra-squad game
The Tigers begin their exhibition season at the Edmonton Oil Kings tournament in St. Albert on Saturday, August 31st when they play Calgary Hitmen and follow up against the Prince George Cougars the next day.
Garret Harr was on the Tigers protected List, and decided to go through the WHL route after being declared academically ineligible for the first half of next season in the NCAA, and The Tigers held his rights. I don't know what kind of conditional pick this will turn out to be.