Brandon Wheat Kings’ general manager Grant Armstrong has announced the acquisition of 19-year old forward Meyer Nell from the Red Deer Rebels.
Nell, who is currently playing senior hockey with the Tigers Hills Hockey League’s Boissevain Border Kings, has two years of Western Hockey League experience with the Rebels, scoring nine goals and 24 points in 121 career games.
A former member of the Southwest AAA Midget Cougars, Nell was Red Deer’s fifth round selection (96th overall) in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.
As a Cougar in 2012-13, Nell scored six goals and 22 points in 37 games. In five playoff games that year, the 6’ 190 pounder had three goals and 5 points.
In exchange for Nell, the Rebels will receive a conditional tenth round selection in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft.
Currently enrolled at the University of Manitoba, the Boissevain product is expected to join the Wheat Kings before this month’s Christmas break.
The Wheat Kings, who are currently on their annual west coast road trip, will return home early next week and will host the Saskatoon Blades on Friday, December 16th at Westman Place.
Brandon is currently 13-11-4-0 this season and will close out the B.C. Division portion of its trip Wednesday night in Prince George. The Wheat Kings’ 2 week road trip will conclude this weekend with games in Edmonton and Red Deer on Fridayand Saturday nights respectively.