Edmonton Oil Kings’ overhaul continues as Wiebe among players dealt in 2 trades Monday – Edmonton
The Edmonton Oil Kings have traded two extra players who helped the group win the Western Hockey League championship final season.
The WHL membership introduced Monday that it has dealt forwards Jaxsen Wiebe and Carson Golder in two separate trades.
Wiebe, together with a conditional eighth-spherical draft choose in 2026, will go to the Prince George Cougars. In return, the Oil Kings obtain ahead Noah Boyko, a 3rd-spherical draft choose in 2023 and a conditional third-spherical choose in 2026.
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Oil Kings normal supervisor Kirt Hill famous the commerce is a homecoming of types for Boyko, who hails from Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.
“It’s always good when you have the ability to add local players to your lineup who are familiar with the city and the club,” Hill stated in a press launch, including that Boyko is a former first-spherical draft choose in the WHL .
“(He) has a lot of offensive ability in his game … He will be asked to provide leadership to our younger group of players and help our offense on the power play and at an even level.”
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In 23 video games with the Cougars this season, Bojko scored 5 objectives and had 5 assists.
Wiebe, identified in half for his bodily play, tallied eight factors in 13 postseason video games with the Oil Kings final season, serving to Edmonton attain the Memorial Cup event.
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Hill acknowledged that Wiebe had turn out to be a fan favourite by means of his “strong, competitive style of play.”
“Not only was Jaxsen a big part of our championship last season, but he has played a mentoring role for our young core of players this season,” Hill stated. “His Memorial Cup hat trick will likely be one thing that will likely be remembered by everybody related to the Oil Kings for a very long time.
“The Edmonton Oil Kings would like to thank Jaxsen for all of his contributions to the organization both on and off the ice.”
Golder goes to BC
Golder, who had performed a complete of 70 video games with the Oil Kings since becoming a member of the membership in 2021, was traded to the Kelowna Rockets together with a 3rd-spherical draft choose in 2023. In change, Edmonton receives ahead Rilen Kovacevic who has 9 factors in 20 video games with Kelowna this season.
“We are very excited to welcome Rile to our core group of young players,” Hill stated, noting that Kovacevic is barely 18 years previous and has “a lot of upside.”
“His 200-foot game, header attack and willingness to compete every night made him an ideal player to add to our squad.”
Hill thanked Golder for his contribution to Edmonton’s 2021-22 championship season.
“Carson was a big part of our championship last season being able to play both forward and defense at critical moments,” he stated. “(He) may have an enormous alternative in entrance of him in Kelowna.
The Oil Kings group wish to want Carson all the perfect transferring ahead in his hockey profession.
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The Oil Kings are at present in final place in the WHL Eastern Conference with a document of 4-20-1-0. The membership has undergone important change since its 2022 WHL championship. Several players on that group — forwards Jake Neighbors and Dylan Guenther and defenseman Kaiden Guhle — at the moment are enjoying in the NHL whereas a number of others have since been traded.
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