September 17, 2012, Prince Albert SK – The Prince Albert Raiders have acquired 18-year-old goaltender Andy Desautels and 19-year-old defenseman Evan Morden from the Everett Silvertips in exchange for 19-year-old goaltender Cole Holowenko.
Desautels, a native of White City, Saskatchewan, spent the past season with the Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, posting a 3.64 goals against average and a .899 save percentage over 25 games. The 6’3″, 185-pound net minder appeared in three games for the Silvertips in the 2012 Western Hockey League pre-season, recording a 3.59 goals against average and .885 save percentage.
Morden is entering his third year in the WHL, having posted 4 goals, 9 assists and 92 penalty minutes in 114 games during his previous 2 seasons with Everett. The 6’2″, 215-pound defenceman from Swan River, Manitoba recorded 2 assists in 3 games with the ‘Tips in pre-season action this year.
“We would like to welcome Evan and Andy to the Raiders organization,” said Raiders General Manager Bruno Campese. “We would like to thank Cole for his commitment to our organization and wish him the best of luck in Everett.”