Brandon, MB. – Brandon Wheat Kings’ Director of Scouting Wade Klippenstein has announced that the Western Hockey League club has signed 14-year old defenceman Braden Schneider to a standard WHL Players Agreement.
A 6’1” 185 lb Prince
Albert product, Schneider had seven goals and 20 points with the AAA Bantam
Raiders during the 2015-16 season.
Brandon’s first round pick and 11th player selected in last month’s WHL
Bantam Draft in Calgary.
blueliner is thrilled to be an official member of the Wheat Kings’
organization, with today’s signing.
“Great players seem
to come out of there,” he recently told Perry Bergson of the Brandon
Sun. “They have great coaching and a great organization.”
In order to acquire
Schneider, the Wheat Kings swapped first round picks with Moose Jaw, before
adding a third and sixth round selection.
“This was a player
that everyone on our staff really liked,” says Klippenstein. “He was one of the
top defencemen in this year’s draft and he’s a guy that other teams won’t enjoy
He becomes the first
Saskatchewan born player to be chosen by the Wheat Kings in the first round
since Eric Roy was
taken with the 18th overall selection in 2009.
The Wheat Kings
open up their 2016 Training Camp on August 30th at Westman
Communications Group Place.
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