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Tigers Acquire Defenceman Bryce Pickford in Multiple Picks Deal with Thunderbirds

May 9, 2024 - Western Hockey League (WHL)
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Medicine Hat, AB - Another trade has transpired during the WHL Prospects Draft Thursday as the Medicine Hat Tigers have swung a deal with the Seattle Thunderbirds acquiring 2006 born defenceman Bryce Pickford (Edmonton, AB) in exchange for a 3rd round pick in this year's 2024 WHL Prospects Draft (64th overall Everett), A 2nd round pick in the 2025 draft pick (MH), third round pick in the 2025 draft (SEA) & a conditional 5th round pick in the 2027 draft.

Pickford was a part of the 2023 WHL Championship winning Thunderbirds team and also made his way on the 2022 WHL Finalist Thunderbird squad.

The 18 year old defenceman has played in 121 games in the WHL, amassing eight goals & 27 assists in that time frame.

Tigers Head Coach & General Manager Willie Desjardins says they've acquired a defenceman with championship experience that will be beneficial for the Tigers going forward.

"Bryce set us up for success for the next two years," he says. "We needed to add depth to our backend with moves made today and going forward, he brings plenty of experience from past playoff runs that lead to championships, Bryce is a strong defender that will help us get that competitive edge we need going forward."

Pickford is eligible for the 2024 NHL Draft in Las Vegas in late June.

Earlier this morning the Tigers trade defenceman Reid Andresen along with a 3rd round pick in exchange for 2006 born defenceman Jonas Woo, while also sending Tyler MacKenzie to the Everett Silvertips in exchange for Everett's 3rd round pick used in this trade with Seattle.

Medicine Hat will pick in the first round of today's Prospect Draft, with the 16th overall pick. Stay informed on the Tigers Social Media Channels and on the website for a full Draft Recap this afternoon.

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