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Blades Acquire Viedensky From Prince George

January 10, 2010 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Saskatoon Blades News Release

The Saskatoon Blades acquired forward Marek Viedensky (Handlova, Slovakia) from the Prince George Cougars in exchange for the rights to goaltender Tyler Santos, a 3rd round Bantam Draft pick in 2010 and a conditional draft pick in 2011.

Viedensky (pronounced vee-uh-DEN-skee), a 19-year-old, is in his second season in the league. This season the 6'3", 193-pounder has 4 goals and 21 assists for 25 points and has added 37 penalty minutes in 31 games played. The 65th overall pick in the 2008 CHL Import Draft, Viedensky last season had 16 goals and 24 assists for 40 points to go along with 34 penalty minutes in 59 games played. A member of Team Slovakia at the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships this past week in Saskatoon, Viedensky was selected in the 7th round (189th overall) by the San Jose Sharks in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

The Blades give up Santos, a 15-year-old, who is currently with the Sherwood Park Kings of the Alberta Midget Hockey League. Santos was the Blades' 10th round pick (217th overall) in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft.

"Viedensky is a big power forward that plays in all situations," commented Blades' Assistant General Manager Jarrod Brodsky. "A draft pick of the San Jose Sharks, he will bring size and playmaking ability to our lineup."

"The Saskatoon Blades are pleased to welcome Marek and his family to the organization."

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