SWIFT CURRENT SK – Jake Debrusk has been traded to the Red Deer Rebels. In return,the Swift Current Broncos acquire 1997 born forward Lane Pederson, Red Deer’s 2017 1st round WHL bantam draft pick and the Rebel’s 2016 3rd round pick.
Debrusk led the Broncos goal scoring last season with 42. After being selected in the 7th round of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft by Swift Current, Debrusk played 168 games as a Bronco over three seasons. Debrusk scored 66 regular season goals, adding 80 assists for 146 points. Lane Pederson is a native of Saskatoon. Pederson was a 5th round selection of the Seattle Thunderbirds in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. In 100 WHL games with Seattle and Red Deer, Pederson has 14 goals, 27 assists and 41 points. In 35 games played this season, Pederson has 6 goals, 15 assists and 19 penalty minutes. Pederson was traded to Red Deer from the Seattle prior to this season.