Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rockets trade

The Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League have traded defenceman Aaron Borejko to the Red Deer Rebels for a fourth round bantam draft pick in 2010.
An Edmonton native, Borejko, 18, played in 50 games last season with the Rockets and had played in all 11 games for the Rockets this season.
“We had an abundance of defencemen and we had the opportunity to pick up a significant draft pick in return,” said Rockets general manager Bruce Hamilton.
“Aaron is going to have a chance to play in Red Deer’s top four and we want to get some ice time for our younger defencemen.”
The move leaves the Rockets with seven defencemen including four rookies.
“We have some younger guys that are going to have to play more minutes to develop,” said Hamilton.


Ryan said...

Addition by subtraction I guess.

Now the Over/Under becomes how many days until the Rockets see what the fans do in Matheson and send him packing. Huska seems convinced that the slowest forward with no finish should be on the PP though.

J.S. said...

I am another one waiting to see him bare his teeth and chase some of the leagues heavyweights around. He is not a pp guy in any league......

Jeff said...

Hey Regan,

What kind of player in Borejko are we getting in Red Deer? Going by his stats he seems to be more defensive minded. Could you shed some light for me and tell me the type of player the Rebels got.


Jared Comeau said...

Ah...With Borjeko gone, that drops our number of able bodied defenceman to what...5? Wierd trade

MG said...

Hey Some of these guys work out and other don't. Benn worked out nice but Matheson is not at the level you need to be to play in the WHL.

Regan Bartel said...

Aaron skates well, but is not a threat offensively. He plays the simple game, but needs to amp up the physical side of his game imo.