RED DEER, AB – Brent Sutter, General Manager/Head Coach of the Red Deer Rebels Hockey Club, announced a trade with the Tri-City Americans. The Rebels have acquired the rights to 19-year old defenceman Brandon Hickey in exchange for a 5th round selection in the 2016 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft and two conditional Bantam Draft picks.
Hickey is a third round selection of the Calgary Flames in the 2014 NHL Draft and played last season with Boston University of Hockey East. Prior to his time at Boston University, Hickey played two seasons with the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
DOB: April 13, 1996
Hometown: Leduc, AB