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.