SASKATOON – General Manager and Head Coach Bob Woods announced today that the Saskatoon Blades have acquired ’94-born defenceman Adam Henry from the Seattle Thunderbirds in exchange for defenceman Turner Ottenbreit.
Starting the season with the Lethbridge Hurricanes – with whom he’d spent the previous three years – Henry appeared in 64 games last season with the T-Birds, recording seven goals, 38 points and 38 penalty minutes. In three games so far this season, the soon-to-be 20-year-old product of Winnipeg, MB, has one assist.
In 176 career WHL games, Henry has 16 goals, 76 points and 131 penalty minutes. He was originally drafted by the Hurricanes in the third round – 55th overall – in 2009.
Ottenbreit, a former 12th round pick (261st overall in 2012), has one goal in 12 career games.
“It’s always difficult to move a player like Turner. He’s a one-of-a-kind person and will be a great defenceman in the WHL,” Woods said.
“We felt the need to acquire an offensively-minded veteran who’s proven himself as a top defenceman in this league. We expect Adam to play in all situations on our blue line, and we believe he’s a player with exceptional leadership qualities to help our young D core.”