Edmonton Oil Kings General Manager Randy Hansch announced today that the team has acquired goaltender Travis Child from the Brandon Wheat Kings in exchange for a conditional fifth round draft pick in the 2018 Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam Draft.
Child, who turns 20-years-old on June 13, started last season with the Swift Current Broncos appearing in 24 games with a 13-3-0-3 record, 3.03 GAA., and .902 save percentage. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Killam, AB native was dealt to the Wheat Kings at the deadline and was 4-3-1-1 in nine games with a 2.84 GAA. and .894 save percentage.
“We are very pleased with the addition of Travis,” said Hansch. “The combination of Travis being a veteran in the league along with this being a fresh start for him allowed us to move forward on this deal.”
“I am very excited to be joining a first class organization like the Edmonton Oil Kings,” said Child. “I’m also thankful for the opportunity to play close to home for my last season and having the chance to continue working with Dustin Schwartz.”