Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - The Brandon Wheat Kings have made their first move ahead of Thursday's WHL Trade Deadline (4:00p.m MB Time).
The Wheat Kings dealt 20-year-old defenseman Schael Higson to the Kelowna Rockets on Wednesday afternoon in exchange for fellow overage defenseman Braydyn Chizen and a 2019-5th round Bantam Draft pick.
Chizen, a draft pick of the NHL's Minnesota Wild has played 211 career WHL games, scoring 11 times and adding 34 points and 233 PIMS. The 6'7", 207-pound St.Albert, AB native is expected to be in the Wheat City for Friday's game vs Red Deer.
“Braydyn is a big bodied right shot Defenceman with over 200 games of experience in this league,” said Wheat Kings General Manager Grant Armstrong. “We look forward to adding him to our lineup as soon as Friday Night.”
Higson, who was designated for assignment following the Christmas break had been at home awaiting a trade. The Grand Prairie, AB native played in 20 games this season, scoring three times and adding 17 points.