The Edmonton Oil Kings have acquired a conditional 6th round draft pick (PA) from the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for goaltender Boston Bilous.
Bilous, a native of Langley, British Columbia, has played 26 regular season games with the Oil Kings from 2017-19. This season he has registered a 3-4-0-1 record with one shutout in 10 games played, including a 3.56 goals against average and an .859 save percentage.
“We would like to thank Boston for his contributions to both the Oil Kings organization and the Edmonton community. We wish him success in all his future hockey endeavors,” said Oil Kings President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, Kirt Hill.
In another trade,Oil Kings have acquired forward Josh Williams from the Medicine Hat Tigers in exchange for forward Brett Kemp.
Williams, a native of Langley, British Columbia, was originally selected by the Tigers in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.
In 92 career regular season games, Williams has registered 42 points (21G, 21A), including nine goals and 21 points this season, which ranked him sixth in Medicine Hat team scoring.
Williams was a member of Team Canada, winning gold at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup hosted in Edmonton last August, and will dress as a member of Team Orr in the upcoming Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game later this month.
President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Kirt Hill says, “We are very happy to welcome a player of Josh’s caliber to the Oil Kings organization. Josh has an extremely high work ethic and is a player who will help raise our compete level as we head down the stretch.”