On the eve of their 2017 pre-season opener against the visiting Regina Pats, the Brandon Wheat Kings have completed a one for one Western Hockey League trade with the Victoria Royals.
The Wheat Kings have dealt netminding prospect Hunter Arps and a fifth round bantam draft choice in 2018 in exchange for 18-year old goalkeeper Dylan Myskiw and a conditional pick.
A 6’1” 175 lb. Winnipeg product, Myskiw is entering his second season in the WHL, after appearing in seventeen games as a rookie in 2016-17.
A former Manitoba AAA Midget League All Star with the Winnipeg Thrashers, Myskiw compiled a 3-5-0 record, a 3.26 goals against average and an .886 save percentage with the Royals last season.
During his two previous seasons in AAA Midget hockey, he appeared in 46 regular season games and posted goals against averages of 2.52 in 2014-15 and 2.24 in 2015-16.
Myskiw was Victoria’s sixth round selection (112th overall) in 2014 while Arps was chosen by the Wheat Kings in the fifth round (109th overall) of the same draft.
The Wheat Kings currently have four goaltenders on their pre-season roster, including veteran Logan Thompson, who left this week for the Golden Knights first ever training camp in Las Vegas.
The others are Ethan Kruger and Zach Bennett.
Including Thompson and six others currently attending NHL camps, the Wheat Kings have 33 players listed on their pre-season roster – 4 netminders, eleven defenceman and 18 forwards.