EDMONTON, ALTA. – The Edmonton Oil Kings traded 19-year-old defenceman Jake Kohlhauser to the Saskatoon Blades Wednesday in exchange for an eighth round pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, general manager Randy Hansch announced.
Kohlhauser, acquired from Victoria last October, played 25 games with the Oil Kings in 2015-16, registering one goal, two assists and 17 penalty minutes. The 6-1, 195-pound blueliner has played 75 games in the WHL over three seasons with Vancouver, Victoria and Edmonton.
“We appreciate the work Jake did while with the Oil Kings and wish him well in Saskatoon,” Hansch said. “We wanted to create opportunities for some of our younger players to earn more playing time, and Jake will get a chance to earn a more prominent role with the Blades.”
Kohlhauser grew up in St. Albert, playing his minor hockey there before being taken by the Vancouver Giants in the second round of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.