The Saskatoon Blades are extremely pleased to announce they have signed 1997-born forward Wyatt Sloboshan to a standard WHL Education Contract.
The Blades acquired the rights to the product of Vanscoy, Saskatchewan last season from the Swift Current Broncos. “Wyatt is a wonderful combination of skill, grit and character,” says Blades general manager and coach Bob Woods. “He’s a great player and an even better person. We’re excited to see him step in and play a prominent role wearing a Blades uniform.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Saskatoon Blades,” says Sloboshan. “This is a great organization and I’m really excited to be part of something that’s going to be very special.” The Broncos selected Sloboshan in the 3rd round – 54th overall – in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. He was a key piece in a trade last year when the Blades acquired him along with a 2nd round pick, conditional 3rd round pick and Connor Sanvido in a trade that saw Nathan Burns head to Swift Current.
Last season Sloboshan put up 27 goals and 50 assists for 77 points in 45 games of midget hockey at the Okanagan Hockey Academy. He was also a teammate of Blades forward Cameron Hebig on Team West at the World U-17 Hockey Championships in January. Sloboshan played minor hockey in Saskatoon, including his first season of midget hockey with the Saskatoon Contacts, when they won the provincial title in 2012-13. That championship squad also included the likes of Hebig, Blades defencemen Nelson Nogier and Ross Hnidy, along with goaltending prospect Brock Hamm.
The Saskatoon Blades would like to formally welcome Wyatt and his family into the organization.