Raiders add forward from Hitmen

Photo Courtesy of Candice Ward/Calgary Hitmen Bryce Bader has four goals in 10 games this year in his rookie season in the WHL.

The Prince Albert Raiders were involved in the first deal of trade deadline day in the WHL Thursday.

In a depth move, the team acquired 17-year-old forward Bryce Bader and a conditional sixth round pick from the Calgary Hitmen in exchange for the rights to 17-year-old forward Quinn Olson and a conditional sixth round pick.

Bader, who is from Sherwood Park, Alta., was a second round pick by the Hitmen in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft and has four goals in 10 games this year in his rookie campaign.

Olson, who was a sixth round pick by the Raiders in 2016, has spent the last two seasons with the AJHL’s Okotoks Oilers and has 95 points in 94 career games at the Junior A level.

The Calgary product is currently committed to play for the NCAA’s Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs.

The WHL Trade Deadline is at 4 p.m. Saskatchewan time.

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