Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Blazers have acquired 19-year-old defenseman Joe Gatenby, 18-year-old defenseman Daniel Gatenby and a conditional fifth round pick in 2019 for 18-year-old forward Jake Kryski.
“We have acquired a premier defenseman in Joe Gatenby,” commented General Manager, Stu MacGregor. “We have watched him play plenty of times against us and believe he will be an integral part of our team for the next two seasons.”
Joe Gatenby, who stands at 6’0” and 185lbs, has played 174 regular season games with the Rockets over the past three seasons and has 44 points and is a +64 over his career. He has also suited up in 52 career playoff games, and five Memorial Cup games.
Daniel Gatenby is Joe’s younger brother. The 6’3” and 180lb defender played in 22 games with the Rockets in 2015-16 and 15 games for the Okanagan Rockets of the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League.
“Daniel Gatenby is a young defenseman that we feel we can help develop into a consistent WHL defenseman,” said MacGregor. “We’d also like to thank Jake Kryski for his two seasons in Kamloops and we wish him the best.”
Kryski played the last two seasons with the Blazers compiling 65 points in 136 career games.