Saskatoon Blades acquire local talent in trade with Calgary Hitmen

SASKATOON – The Saskatoon Blades have added some local talent to the roster. On Tuesday, the team announced it acquired Terrell Draude, 18, from the Calgary Hitmen in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.

The centre is from the nearby city of Warman, Sask.

“We are excited to bring Terrell back closer to home. His size and skill will be great additions to our hockey club,” said Blades head coach and general manager Bob Woods.

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Calgary selected Draude 39th overall in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.

The six-foot three, 209-pound centre posted a breakout 2014-15 season. Draude more than quadrupled his points from his rookie campaign, finishing with 12 goals and 18 assists with the Hitmen.

In Saskatoon, he rejoins former teammates Cameron Hebig and Wyatt Sloboshan. They played together in 2012-13 with the Saskatoon Contacts of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League (SMAAAHL).

The Blades take on the Edmonton Oil Kings at 7:05 p.m. CT on Thursday at SaskTel Centre.

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