Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Thomson Joins Wheat Kings in Deal with Broncos

  The Brandon Wheat Kings completed their second deal of the day on Thursday evening, acquiring defenceman Jordan Thomson from the Swift Current Broncos.

  The Wheat Kings pick up the Wawanesa product in a 1-for-1 deal, with 18-year old blueliner Mark Taraschuk headed to Swift Current.

  "The move to Brandon is going to be a good one for him.  He's familiar with a lot of the guys on our team, he's a Manitoba guy and I think this is going to be exciting for him," said Brandon GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon, "I think he's going to be able to contribute in a number of different ways and make our blueline better."

  The 5-foot-11, 192 pound Thomson is in his fourth WHL season and has two goals and six points in 24 games with the Broncos this year while notching 12 goals and 54 points in 159 games during a WHL career that has also included stops in Kamloops and Saskatoon.

  "He's got a real good shot, he's a good puck handler, he can pass the puck.  He brings experience, this being his fourth year in the league," added McCrimmon, "We're trying to position our team to win and I think they more experience you can have, the better."

  Thomson is also a right-shot, which will be an asset to a Wheat Kings team that had just captain Macoy Erkamps as a right-shooting defenceman until this point.

  Thomson is expected to join the Wheat Kings on Thursday and will make his Brandon debut on Friday night when the Wheat Kings open a two-game Alberta road trip in Lethbridge (7:30 p.m., 880 CKLQ).

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