WHL Trade Deadline Recap

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Some big names changed hands as the WHL trade deadline hit at 4pm Saskatchewan time on Tuesday. It wasn't as busy as some experts predicted, but Swift Current's East Division rivals in Moose Jaw, Regina and Brandon made major moves to bolster their lineup for the stretch drive.

The Broncos didn't factor into any blockbuster deals. They added 17-year-old winger Levi Bews and 18-year-old defenceman Eric Walker from the Vancouver Giants in separate deals for late round draft picks.

After adding centre Cam Braes from Lethbridge on Monday, Moose Jaw pulled the trigger on a deal with Vancouver for overage centre James Henry.

The 20 year old from Winnipeg comes to the Warriors with six goals and 41 points in 41 games so far this season. Henry has spent his entire five year WHL career with the Giants, playing in 281 games recording 62 goals and 184 points.

"We are very pleased to add James to our hockey club," said Director of Hockey Operations Alan Millar. "He is a proven forward in our league, who provides tremendous character and leadership to our group."

Headed to Vancouver are the Warriors second round pick in 2012 and their third round pick in 2014.

The move to pick up Henry left the Warriors with four 20 year olds, to get back down to three they traded Brett Lyon to Kelowna for a 7th round pick in 2013 and a 5th round pick in 2014.

Meanwhile, their rivals down the highway in Regina brought in an impact player of their own. In the face of rumours that the Pats could be shopping sniper Jordan Weal, Regina instead added defenceman and Edmonton Oilers draft pick Martin Marincin from the Prince George Cougars.

The deal included both Regina's 1rst and 2nd round bantam draft picks in 2012.

Brandon kept pace with the Warriors and Pats by landing maybe the biggest fish of the day. The Wheat Kings sent two players and a 1rst round draft pick to Victoria for WHL top ten scorer Kevin Sundher.

Here is the full list of deadline transactions from WHL.ca:

 

January 10, 2012

- The Vancouver Giants traded G Brendan Jensen (18) to the Portland Winterhawks in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.  More…

- The Vancouver Giants traded D Eric Walker (18) to the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for an eighth-round pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.  More…

- The Seattle Thunderbirds traded F Marcel Noebels (19) to the Portland Winterhawks in exchange for F Seth Swenson (18), and first-round picks in the 2012 and 2013 WHL Bantam Drafts.  More…

- The Prince George Cougars traded the rights to F Brett Connolly (19) to the Tri-City Americans in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2013, a conditional first-round pick in 2013 and a conditional second-round pick in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.  More…

- The Kootenay Ice traded F Brendan Hurley (18) to the Medicine Hat Tigers in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.  More…

- The Medicine Hat Tigers traded F Reid Petryk (18) and a conditional Bantam Draft pick to the Everett Silvertips in exchange for the rights to F Miles Koules (17).  More…

- The Moose Jaw Warriors traded F Brett Lyon (20) to the Kelowna Rockets in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a seventh-round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.  More…

- The Vancouver Giants traded F James Henry (20) to the Moose Jaw Warriors in exchange for a second-round pick in 2012 and a third-round pick in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.  More…

- The Prince George Cougars traded D Martin Marincin (19), a fourth-round and seventh-round pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft to the Regina Pats in exchange for D Ricard Blidstrand (19), a first-round pick and a second-round pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, and a fifth-round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.  More…

January 9, 2012

- The Victoria Royals traded F Kevin Sundher (19) to the Brandon Wheat Kings in exchange for D Jordan Fransoo (18)F Dakota Conroy (17), and a first-round pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.  More…

- The Edmonton Oil Kings traded the rights to F Cam Reid (20) to the Portland Winterhawks in exchange for and eighth-round pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.  More…

- The Vancouver Giants traded F Levi Bews (17) to the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.  More…

- The Lethbridge Hurricanes traded F Cam Braes (20) to the Moose Jaw Warriors in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft and a second-round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.  More…

- The Tri-City Americans traded D Riley Guenther (17) to the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.  More…

- The Moose Jaw Warriors traded D Tyler Vanscourt (19) to the Vancouver Giants in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.  More…

January 7, 2012

- The Everett Silvertips traded F Jesse Mychan (19) to the Tri-City Americans in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.   More…

January 6, 2012

- The Vancouver Giants traded D Luke Fenske (18) to the Regina Pats in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.  More…

- The Kootenay Ice traded F Adam Rossignol (18) to the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for D Tanner Muth (18).  More…

December 31, 2011

- The Kamloops Blazers traded F Logan McVeigh (17) and a second-round pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft to the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for F Brandon Herrod (20).  More…

December 29, 2011

- The Red Deer Rebels traded F Locke Muller (18) and D Matthew Pufahl (18) to the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for D Devan Fafard (17) and a seventh-round pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.

- The Prince George Cougars traded F Charles Inglis (19) to the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for F Daulton Siwak (18) and a third-round pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.

December 28, 2011

- The Prince Albert Raiders traded G Eric Williams (18) and F Todd Fiddler (18) to the Spokane Chiefs in exchange for F Anthony Bardaro (19), G Luke Lee-Knight (18), and a fifth-round pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.