On Thursday, the T-Birds announced that they had acquired forward Tyler Adams from Swift Current in exchange for Mackenzie Wight.
Adams, 19, has seven points on one goal and six assists in 25 games this season. Over his WHL career, he has 20 points in 97 games on seven goals and 13 assists.
Wight, 17, appeared in six games for the Thunderbirds this season, registering no points. He was sent down to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the British Columbia Hockey League in November and has nine points on five goals and four assists in 12 contests.
At 6 foot 2, Adams brings some size to the T-Birds forward ranks. As Seattle has often been using Anthony Bishop or Bryan Allbee as a fourth-line wing – both natural defensemen – Adams should have a place in the lineup to slide in immediately.
The trade also provides the opportunity for Wight to get some more ice time. He’s in his draft year and likely sought the chance to play in the WHL this season, which he wasn’t going to be able to do with the Thunderbirds.
Seattle and Swift Current have become familiar trade partners recently. The Broncos’ roster is littered with former T-Birds, including Kaden Elder, Calvin Spencer, Sahvan Khaira, Taz Burman, Wight and Lane Pederson, who eventually made it to Swift Current via Red Deer.