Raiders Acquire Bardaro and Lee-Knight


Evan Poitras

Prince Albert SK – The Prince Albert Raiders announced that have acquired 19-year-old centre Anthony Bardaro, 18-year-old goaltender Luke Lee-Knight and a 5th round draft pick in the 2012 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft from the Spokane Chiefs. In exchange, the Raiders have traded 18-year-old goaltender Eric Williams and 18-year-old forward Todd Fiddler to Spokane.

Bardaro currently leads the Chiefs in scoring, with 18 goals and 19 assists for 37 points in 29 games played. Now in his 3rd full season in the WHL, the Delta, BC product has recorded 47 goals and 49 assists as well as 57 penalty minutes in 162 games played. He has also appeared in 30 playoff games, scoring 2 goals and adding 5 assists in post-season play.

Lee-Knight has posted a 2.91 GAA and .868 save percentage with a 2-0-1-1 record in 9 contests this season. The Calgary, AB native returns to the Raiders after being traded to the Chiefs on September 15th in exchange for defenseman Tyler Vanscourt.

Anthony Bardaro

Height: 5’10” Weight: 180 lbs Shoots: Right

Date of Birth: 1992-09-18 Hometown: Delta, BC

Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM

2011-12 Regular Season Spokane Chiefs 29 18 19 37 3 17

2010-11 Regular Season Spokane Chiefs 63 24 22 46 14 30

2009-10 Regular Season Spokane Chiefs 63 5 6 11 4 10

2008-09 Regular Season Spokane Chiefs 7 0 2 2 -1 0

Total: 162 47 49 96 20 57

Luke Lee-Knight

Height: 6’2″ Weight: 185 lbs Catches: Right

Date of Birth: 1993-04-04 Hometown: Calgary, AB

Season GP GA Mins Saves GAA SV% W L OTL SOL SO

2011-12 Regular Season 9 19 392 125 2.91 0.868 2 0 1 1 0

Total: 9 19 392 125 2.91 0.868 2 0 1 1 0

“We are extremely pleased to add Anthony to our line-up. He is a skilled offensive player that will be a big part of our team this year, as well as next season as a 20-year-old. We are happy to bring Luke back and believe he will compliment Cole Holowenko nicely,” said Raiders General Manager Bruno Campese. “Our organization would like to thank Eric and Todd for their contributions to our club over the past 2 seasons and wish them all the best in Spokane.”

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