by Evan Poitras
January 7, 2014, Prince Albert SK (ISN) – The Prince Albert Raiders have acquired 16-year-old defenceman Brennan Riddle and a 3rd round pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft from the Calgary Hitmen in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2014 and a 4th round selection in 2015.
Riddle was the Hitmen’s first round selection, 17th overall, in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft after the 6’2″, 180-pound blueliner scored 11 goals and 6 assists for 17 points in 22 games for the Prairie Storm in the Saskatchewan Bantam AA Hockey League. The Balgonie, Saskatchewan product has 2 goals and 12 points in 27 games with the Tisdale Trojans this season, and represented Team West at the 2014 World under-17 Challenge.
The second round selection heading to Calgary was originally sent from the Hitmen to the Raiders in the transaction involving the two clubs on December 28th that saw the Raiders obtain Calder Brooks.