The Kelowna Rockets have traded 18 year old Dylan Hood. Hood heads to Moose Jaw for overage forward Ryley Grantham and a fifth round draft pick in the 2011 Bantam Draft.
I like the deal. Grantham provides the Rockets with some much needed toughness, curtesy of his 15 fighting majors this season. Grantham is a 6th round pick of the Calgary Flames in 2008. Rocket fans may remember him fighting Tysen Dowzak Saturday night in the Warriors 5-2 win.
Grantham will play Friday against Portland. The Hanna Alberta resident just turned 21, with his birthday January 7th.
More thoughts on Grantham and Hood's time in a Rockets uniform later.