Dan O’Connor

Prince George, BC – The Prince George Cougars have traded import defenceman Martin Marincin (1992 – Kosice, Slovakia.) along with three draft-picks to the Regina Pats in exchange for import defenceman Ricard Blidstrand (1992 – Stockholm, Sweden.), a first round draft pick in 2012, a second round draft pick in 2012 and a 5th round draft pick in 2013.

Ricard Blidstrand has record 13 points (three goals) through 30 games played this season with Regina. Blidstrand has also registered 16 penalty minutes and is a +4. Blidstrand has played 100 games in the Western Hockey League and has 30 career points, all with Regina.

In addition to Marincin, the Cougars are also trading a fourth round draft pick in 2012, a seventh round draft pick in 2012 and a 4th round draft pick in 2013 to complete the deal.

Marincin had four goals and 17 points through 30 games this season with the Prince George Cougars.

The Prince George Cougars wish Martin Marincin good luck as he continues his Western Hockey League career in Regina.