Brandon, MB. – The Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings have dealt overage netminder Travis Child to the Edmonton Oil Kings.
In exchange, the Wheat Kings will receive a conditional fifth round selection in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft.
A native of Killam, Alberta, Child was acquired from Swift Current at last January’s WHL Trade Deadline in a multi-player deal that featured Jordan Papirny going to the Broncos.
In addition to Child, Brandon received defenceman Kade Jensen and a second round bantam draft choice.
The 6’1” 194 lb. Child appeared in nine games for the Wheat Kings this past season, compiling a 4-3-1-0 record, a 2.84 goals against average and an .894 save percentage. As an Oil King, he will be entering his fourth and final season in the WHL.
Child’s departure leaves the Wheat Kings with four 20-year old players on its current roster, including veteran netminder Logan Thompson. The others are Jensen, defenceman James Shearer and center Meyer Nell.