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Winterhawks Acquire WHL Rights to Tyson Jugnauth

December 6, 2023 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Portland Winterhawks News Release


Portland, Ore. - The Portland Winterhawks Hockey Club today announced the acquisition of the WHL rights to Seattle Kraken prospect Tyson Jugnauth (D - '04) from the Kamloops Blazers in exchange for four WHL Prospects Draft selections.

Jugnauth, 19, currently plays for the University of Wisconsin (NCAA) and was selected by the Kraken in the fourth round, #100 overall, of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Jugnauth's WHL rights originally belonged to the Swift Current Broncos, who selected him in the first round of the 2019 WHL Prospects Draft. He was then selected by Kamloops in the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft upon re-entry to the draft process, but elected to attend the University of Wisconsin.

Full trade details can be found below:

Portland receives:

D - Tyson Jugnauth ('04)

Kamloops receives:

2025 2nd-round pick (conditional)

2026 2nd-round pick (via Brandon)

2024 3rd-round pick

2024 6th-round pick (conditional)

Jugnauth has produced 17 points in 45 games with the University of Wisconsin Badgers over the last two seasons and has registered two assists in 13 games this season. Originally selected by the Swift Current Broncos in the first round of the 2019 WHL Prospects Draft, Jugnauth developed with the West Kelowna Warriors in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) from 2020 to 2022, scoring 13 goals and 54 assists for 67 points in 75 BCHL games. He was named the BCHL's Top Defenseman in 2022 and was recognized as a First Team All-Star that same year after setting the Warriors single-season record with 41 assists as a defenseman.


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