Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell this evening announced the team has acquired right wing Zack Andrusiak and a third round pick in the 2018 Bantam Draft for left wing Cavin Leth.
Andrusiak, from Yorkton, Saskatchewan, is 5’11 and 177-pounds and in his first season in the WHL. He has one goal and one assist in eight games for the Raiders this season.
Leth, a 20-year old, had three assists in five games with the T-Birds this season. Leth was acquired from the Swift Current Broncos for defenseman Sahvan Khaira on January 4, 2016. In 36 regular season games with the T-Birds last season Leth had six goals and seven assists for 13 point with 33 penalty minutes. Overall with the T-Birds and Broncos Leth played in 74 regular season games and had 12 goals and 11 assists for 23 points with 64 penalty minutes. In the playoffs Leth had three goals and six assists for nine points in 15 games.
By WHL rule teams are only allowed three 20-year old players on the roster. The T-Birds three 20-year old players are center Scott Eansor, left wing Ryan Gropp and goalie Rylan Toth.
The T-Birds host the Portland Winterhawks on Friday at 7:35pm at ShoWare Center. The Kelowna Rockets are at ShoWare Center on Saturday at 7:05pm.