Blazers Acquire 20-year-old Forward Mike Winther


Sept 23, 2014 (ISN) – Kamloops, BC – Kamloops Blazers General Manager Craig Bonner announced today that
the hockey club has acquired 20-year-old forward Mike Winther from the Calgary
Hitmen in exchange for a fourth round WHL Bantam Draft pick in 2015 and a sixth
round pick in 2017.

Winther is in his fifth season in the WHL. The former first round WHL Bantam Draft
has suited up for 231 WHL games and has tallied 70 goals and 142 career points with
Prince Albert and Calgary.

The Trochu, AB native was selected by the Dallas Stars in the second round of the
2012 NHL Draft. He did not sign an NHL contract, so is now a free agent.

“Mike had a tough season last year with injuries limiting him to only 31 games,”
commented Bonner. “We believe that Mike is a very good player that will help us
immediately. He is motivated to continue playing and to earn himself a pro

In 31 games last season split between Prince Albert and Calgary, Winther had seven
goals and 26 points. His best season came during the 2011-12 campaign when, as a
17-year-old, he scored 32 goals and put up 56 points.

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