Johnston traded for second time this season

Steven Mah
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Swift Current's MacKenzie Johnston is on the move once again after being traded from the Prince Albert Raiders to the Saskatoon Blades Wednesday. It marks the second time the overage defenseman has been traded this season after spending his first four Western Hockey League seasons with the Kelowna Rockets.

Johnston was traded along with 18-year-old defenseman Tyler Dea, and third and fifth round picks in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft in exchange for Blades captain Graeme Craig and a seventh round pick in the 2014 Bantam Draft.

Johnston had one goal and 11 assists in 36 games with the Raiders this season after being acquired from Kelowna. The 6'2'' blueliner is a veteran of 269 WHL regular season games and skated in 18 playoff games with Kelowna.

Craig is also in his fifth WHL season and has appeared in 303 games with the Swift Current Broncos and Saskatoon Blades. The 6'5'' Red Deer native has four goals, 10 assists, and 55 penalty minutes in 44 games with the Blades this season.

Johnston and the Blades will visit the Swift Current Broncos on Friday.

Organizations: Prince Albert Raiders, Saskatoon Blades, Swift Current Broncos WHL

Geographic location: Swift Current, Kelowna, Red Deer

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