The Tigers traded 19yr old Defenceman Nick Heid to Prince Albert for a 7th round 2017 Pick
Nick Heid was acquired for a 4th round pick from Portland last season.
Forrest(19) Cole Clayton(16)
Layne Matchuk(16) Cameron Macphee(17)
Why the Tigers Made this Deal
From the depth charts above it's evident that the signings of both Dalton Gally, and Cameron MacPhee has led to increased competition of the back-end.
They are still pretty full back their. If they want to keep a 16 or 17 yr old, they either go with 8 Dman, or another move is coming.
Prince Albert Perspective
I like this deal If I'm Prince Albert. Heid was a bit under-rated and apparently had a good growth spurt in the off-season as they list him as 6'4 194lbs. A 7th round is pretty cheap value when we look at the Tigers acquiring him for a 4th. Heid is easily capable of 3rd line minutes, and depending how he improves into next season could prove to be a very solid 2nd line option.
The roster has been updated on WHL.ca. However it still only lists 2 goalies which still seems suspect.
I believe their have been a few cuts, as a few players on twitter have expressed their thanks for the training camp which is an indication they have been sent down. Usually in the past the Tigers have sent most of their 15's down after last weekend as school starts.