The Kelowna Rockets add some size with the acquisition of 19 year-old forward Tyler Matheson from the Saskatoon Blades. The Rockets give up a 7th round pick in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft. Matheson is a 6'2, 230 pound forward who dressed in three games with the Blades this season. Matheson was listed by the Blades in 2008. Matheson has played the last two seasons with the BCHL's Victoria Grizzlies.
Matheson turned down a chance to attend the Rockets training camp last summer, instead choosing to stay in his hometown of Victoria as the Grizzlies were hosting the Royal Bank Cup. It's interesting to note that Matheson attended the Vancouver Canucks prospects camp last fall. My understanding is he can play both d and forward.