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Oil Kings Make Giant Deal with Vancouver

January 10, 2010 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Edmonton Oil Kings News Release

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Oil Kings Make Giant Deal with Vancouver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

EDMONTON, AB- The Edmonton Oil Kings said good-bye to two original Oil Kings yesterday in the biggest multi-player trade in Oil Kings modern franchise history. Edmonton sent veteran forwards Tomas Vincour and Brett Breitkreuz to the Vancouver Giants for Garry Nunn, Mike Piluso, Sebastian Svendsen a fifth round pick in 2010, third round pick in 2011 and a conditional pick in 2012.

Vincour was the first ever player chosen by the Oil Kings in the Canadian Hockey League import draft. He was selected first overall in the 2007 import draft. Breitkreuz was acquired by the Oil Kings in the 2007 expansion draft from the Kelowna Rockets.

"We truly thank both Tomas and Brett for their contributions to our hockey club. They've been a big part of what we've been able to achieve in our short-term history," said Oil Kings General Manager Bob Green.

"They were both original Oil Kings, which made this a tough move to make and it's hard to see them go. Our organization is committed to building for the future and we are getting players in this deal that will help us both now and in the future."

Breitkreuz played 240 games in an Oil Kings uniform scoring 44 goals and 70 assists. The 20-year-old, and Springside, Saskatchewan product was an alternate captain for the Oil Kings this year.

"Being a part of the Oil Kings is something I will always look back on and smile," said Breitkreuz.

"It's something special to be part of an expansion team and see it grow. From our first win we had, to the tie breaker game that got us into the playoffs last year. There are so many special memories. It's been a big part of my life."

Breitkreuz scored 10 goals and nine assists in 40 games this season.

Vincour was the Oil Kings leading scorer this year. He led the Oil Kings with 17 goals and 26 points in 33 games.

Over his career with Edmonton, he tallied 50 goals and 51 assists in 147 games.

He also took part in two World Junior Hockey Championships where he represented the Czech Republic.

"I will always have lots of memories being with the Oil Kings, they've played a big role in my development as a player," said Vincour.

"I was kind of surprised, but it's exciting to be able to get a chance to go to the playoffs with Vancouver."

For more information or for any media inquiries contact Jason Hills at (780) 231- 2819.

To modify your information or unsubscribe from the Oil Kings Media Advisory, please reply to this e-mail.

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Oil Kings Make Giant Deal with Vancouver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EDMONTON, AB- The Edmonton Oil Kings said good-bye to two original Oil Kings yesterday in the biggest multi-player trade in Oil Kings modern franchise history.

Edmonton sent veteran forwards Tomas Vincour and Brett Breitkreuz to the Vancouver Giants for Garry Nunn, Mike Piluso, Sebastian Svendsen a fifth round pick in 2010, third round pick in 2011 and a conditional pick in 2012.

Vincour was the first ever player chosen by the Oil Kings in the Canadian Hockey League import draft. He was selected first overall in the 2007 import draft.

Breitkreuz was acquired by the Oil Kings in the 2007 expansion draft from the Kelowna Rockets.

"We truly thank both Tomas and Brett for their contributions to our hockey club. They've been a big part of what we've been able to achieve in our short-term history," said Oil Kings G

eneral M

anager Bob Green.

"They were both original Oil Kings, which made this a tough move to make and it's hard to see them go.

Our organization is committed to building for the future and we are getting players in this deal that will help us both now and in the future."

Breitkreuz played 240 games in an Oil Kings uniform scoring 44 goals and 70 assists. The 20-year-old, and Springside, Saskatchewan product was an alternate captain for the Oil Kings this year.

"Being a part of the Oil Kings is something I will always look back on and smile," said Breitkreuz.

"It's something special to be part of an expansion team and see it grow. From our first win we had, to the tie breaker game that got us into the playoffs last year. There are so many special memories. It's been a big part of my life."

Breitkreuz scored 10 goals and nine assists in 40 games this season.

Vincour was the Oil Kings leading scorer this year. He led the Oil Kings with 17 goals and 26 points in 33 games.

Over his career with Edmonton, he tallied 50 goals and 51 assists in 147 games.

He also took part in two World Junior Hockey Championships where he represented the Czech Republic.

"I will always have lots of memories being with the Oil Kings, they've played a big role in my development as a player," said Vincour.

"I was kind of surprised, but it's exciting to be able to get a chance to go to the playoffs with Vancouver."

For more information or for

any media inquiries contact Jason Hills at (780) 231-

2819.

To modify your information or unsubscribe from the Oil Kings Media Advisory, please reply to this e-mail.

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Oil Kings Make Giant Deal with Vancouver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EDMONTON, AB- The Edmonton Oil Kings said good-bye to two original Oil Kings yesterday in the biggest multi-player trade in Oil Kings modern franchise history.

Edmonton sent veteran forwards Tomas Vincour and Brett Breitkreuz to the Vancouver Giants for Garry Nunn, Mike Piluso, Sebastian Svendsen a fifth round pick in 2010, third round pick in 2011 and a conditional pick in 2012.

Vincour was the first ever player chosen by the Oil Kings in the Canadian Hockey League import draft. He was selected first overall in the 2007 import draft. Breitkreuz was acquired by the Oil Kings in the 2007 expansion draft from the Kelowna Rockets.

"We truly thank both Tomas and Brett for their contributions to our hockey club. They've been a big part of what we've been able to achieve in our short-term history," said Oil Kings G

eneral M

anager Bob Green.

"They were both original Oil Kings, which made this a tough move to make and it's hard to see them go.

Our organization is committed to building for the future and we are getting players in this deal that will help us both now and in the future."

Breitkreuz played 240 games in an Oil Kings uniform scoring 44 goals and 70 assists. The 20-year-old, and Springside, Saskatchewan product was an alternate captain for the Oil Kings this year.

"Being a part of the Oil Kings is something I will always look back on and smile," said Breitkreuz.

"It's something special to be part of an expansion team and see it grow. From our first win we had, to the tie breaker game that got us into the playoffs last year. There are so many special memories. It's been a big part of my life."

Breitkreuz scored 10 goals and nine assists in 40 games this season.

Vincour was the Oil Kings leading scorer this year. He led the Oil Kings with 17 goals and 26 points in 33 games.

Over his career with Edmonton, he tallied 50 goals and 51 assists in 147 games.

He also took part in two World Junior Hockey Championships where he represented the Czech Republic.

"I will always have lots of memories being with the Oil Kings, they've played a big role in my development as a player," said Vincour.

"I was kind of surprised, but it's exciting to be able to get a chance to go to the playoffs with Vancouver."

For more information or for

any media inquiries contact Jason Hills at (780) 231-

2819.

To modify your information or unsubscribe from the Oil Kings Media Advisory, please reply to this e-mail.


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