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Giants Acquire 2000-Born Forward Jackson Shepard from Lethbridge

May 24, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Vancouver Giants News Release

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Giants General Manager Barclay Parneta announced today that the Vancouver Giants have acquired 2000-born forward Jackson Shepard (North Vancouver, B.C.) from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for the Vancouver Giants third-round pick in the 2021 WHL Bantam Draft.

Shepard was originally selected 23rd overall by the Kamloops Blazers in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. Since then he's appeared in 181 career WHL regular season games (Kamloops and Lethbridge) where he's registered 17 goals and 39 assists for 56 points along with 115 penalty minutes. He's also appeared in nine career playoff games. Last season with Lethbridge he posted five goals and 17 assists for 22 points.

Internationally, Shepard has represented Canada at both the 2016 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge, and then helped Canada capture a gold medal at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup. Jackson's younger brother Cole Shepard was selected by the Giants in Round 2 of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

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Forward Jackson Shepard with the Lethbridge Hurricanes
Forward Jackson Shepard with the Lethbridge Hurricanes

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