Hurricanes Acquire Defenseman Kyle Yewchuk from Oil Kings

The Lethbridge Hurricanes have acquired 1998-born defenseman Kyle Yewchuk from the Edmonton Oil Kings.

The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club announced Friday following their game that they have acquired 1998-born defenseman Kyle Yewchuk from the Edmonton Oil Kings in exchange for a fifth round selection in the 2018 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

Yewchuk, 18, was originally a third round pick by the Oil Kings in the 2013 Bantam Draft. He has suited up in 27 games this season with Edmonton collecting five points (1g-4a) along with 31 penalty minutes and a minus-4 rating. The 6’5”, 214-pound right-hand shot defenseman has appeared in 75 career games with the Oil Kings scoring a total of 10 points (1g-9a) and 55 penalty minutes along with a minus-1 rating.

The addition of Yewchuk is the second move this week by the Hurricanes to bolster their blue line after acquiring 6’3”, 200-pound defenseman Brady Pouteau from the Regina Pats on Wednesday.

The Hurricanes now have a total of 23 players on their roster including 13 forwards, nine defenseman and two goaltenders. 

- Lethbridge Hurricanes 

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