Americans Trade Defenseman Prospect to Red Deer
The Tri-City Americans have traded 16 year old defenseman prospect Kaleb Denham to the Red Deer Rebels for a pair of draft picks. The Americans official news release is below:
Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the club has traded 16-year-old prospect Kaleb Denham to the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for a 7th Round pick in the 2013 Bantam Draft and a conditional 4th Round pick in the 2015 Bantam Draft.
Denham, a 6’3 170-pound defenseman from Innisfail, Alberta, spent the 2011-12 season competing as a member of the Red Deer IROC Chiefs, appearing in 30 games and collecting 6 goals, 22 points and 87 penalty minutes. Denham, who was originally a 6th Round (126th overall) pick by Tri-City in the 2011 Bantam Draft, competed in the Americans’ rookie camp this past August before being re-assigned to the Red Deer Optimist Rebels for the start of their Alberta Midget Hockey League season.
“With the recent signings of Carlo, Hillis, Wotherspoon and Fraser, I felt it was only right to give Kaleb an opportunity to play in the WHL and close to home,” explained Tory. “He got crowded out here, but he is a quality kid and player. We wish him well in Red Deer.”