Graham Kendrick – (ISN)

The Portland Winterhawks have acquired right winger Dillon Wagner from the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for forward Adam Smith, who had been playing in the British Columbia Hockey League this season while on the team’s protected list.

Wagner, 20, has spent his entire career in Swift Current. In 163 career games beginning in the 2008-09 season, Wagner has registered 28 goals and 25 assists for 53 points. He’s added three points in seven playoff games. With the addition of Wagner, the Winterhawks have used all three available 20-year-old spots on the roster. Charles Wells and team captain William Wrenn are the other two 20-year-olds.

Smith was selected by Portland in the ninth round of the 2009 Bantam Draft, and played two games for the Winterhawks last season. The Winterhawks reassigned Smith to the Nanaimo Clippers of the BCHL prior to the season.

“Dillon is a high-character player who will bring veteran leadership to our team,” said Portland Winterhawks General Manager & Head Coach Mike Johnston. “We’re excited to add him as he will be a great fit with our team both on and off the ice.”

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