The Swift Current Broncos announced Monday that the club has acquired local defenceman Reid Fritzke from the Seattle Thunderbirds for a conditional WHL Bantam Draft pick.
Fritzke was drafted by the Thunderbirds in the eighth round, 159th overall, of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.
The 16-year-old product of Swift Current has notched four goals and seven assists in 26 games played so far with the Swift Current Legionnaires of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League.
“We have watched him play over the years and strongly believe he will be a valuable prospect for us,” said General Manager and Head Coach, Mark Lamb in at team issued press release. “He’s a local player and has played all of his minor hockey in Swift Current so we have had many opportunities to watch him develop.”
The transaction was approved by the League on Friday, December 14th.