Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are pleased to announce that the club has acquired defenceman Jared Freadrich (1998) from the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for forward Jared Dmytriw (1998).
Freadrich, a native of Camrose, AB, played in 64 games for the Rebels last season where he registered 30 points (6g-24a) and 54 penalty minutes to finish the year as the team’s second-highest scoring blueliner. Freadrich also took part in three games for the Regina Pats at the start of the campaign and recorded one assist and two minutes in penalties. The 5-11, 174 lb defenceman has played in 126 career WHL games, split between the Rebels and Pats, and has tallied 11 goals and 40 assists for 51 points, to go along with 77 penalty minutes.
Over the past two season, Freadrich has taken part in 19 WHL post-season contests where he has accumulated five assists. He was originally drafted by Regina in the fourth round, 80th overall, at the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.
Dmytriw played in 59 regular season games in 2016-17 and scored 26 points (15g-11a) to go along with 36 penalty minutes. The 5-11, 192 lb forward has played in 181 regular season games, all with the Royals (2014-17), and has tallied 51 points (30g-21a) along with 82 minutes in penalties. Dmytriw has also appeared in 26 games in the WHL Playoffs where he has recorded eight points (3g-5a) and posted 19 penalty minutes.
“We would like to thank Jared for his hard work and dedication to the Royals’ organization over these past three seasons,” President & General Manager Cameron Hope said. “Saying goodbye to Jared is especially difficult. He has been a Royal since he was sixteen, and he and his family have been a part of this team since we drafted him. We wish him every success in the future.”
The native of Craven, SK was originally drafted by the Royals in the fourth round, 83rd overall, at the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.