Royals’ Keegan Kanzig joins Abbotsford Heat


April 16, 2014, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Victoria Royals are pleased to announce that Keegan Kanzig has been assigned to the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Abbotsford Heat by the Calgary Flames for the remainder of the 2013-14 season.

Kanzig recently completed his third season with Victoria, posting eight points (3g-5a) in 63 games to go along with 99 penalty minutes. The Athabasca, AB native has appeared in 196 career WHL games and has collected 17 points (3g-14a) and 324 minutes in penalties. The 19-year-old has also notched two points (1g-1a) with 31 penalty minutes in 17 career post-season games.

The 6-5, 242 lb defender was drafted by the Calgary Flames with the club’s third round selection, 67th overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft. Kanzig is the highest drafted player in Royals’ team history. Kanzig was signed to a three-year entry level contract by the Flames last December.

Kanzig was originally selected by the franchise in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft with the club’s first round, seventh overall pick.


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