The Kootenay ICE announced on Friday it has acquired 1998-born forward Gunnar Wegleitner from the Brandon Wheat Kings in exchange for a conditional sixth round draft pick in 2019.
The Vancouver native netted 10 goals and added nine assists for 19 points in 57 regular season games with the Wheat Kings last season. He added one goal in seven games during the Wheat Kings postseason run.
“Gunnar provides some experience and additional depth at the forward position,” said Matt Cockell, President and General Manager. “We felt like we needed to add some flexibility at the forward position within our 1998 age group prior to the start of a what we expect will be a very competitive training camp for our team.”
Through parts of three seasons with Everett, Victoria and Brandon, Wegleitner has 112 regular season games under his belt. He has registered 11 goals and 20 points in those 112 games. In 11 playoff games, Wegleitner has recorded one goal.
Wegleitner also played 13 regular season games with the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League during the 2016-17 season. In those 13 games, he registered 15 goals and added nine assists for 24 points. Wegleitner added two goals and five points in seven playoff games.
– From the Kootenay ICE
(Photo courtesy of the Brandon Wheat Kings)