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Oil Kings acquire defenceman Graydon Gotaas from Prince Albert

Photo courtesy: Keith Hershmiller/WHL

Edmonton, AB – The Edmonton Oil Kings have acquired the rights to defenceman Graydon Gotaas and a 2024 conditional fifth-round draft pick from the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for defenceman Ross Stanley, the team announced today.

Gotaas, 17, spent last season with the Raiders, appearing in 19 games, recording four points (1G, 3A), 11 penalty minutes and a -4 plus/minus rating.

The Camrose, AB product is playing this season with the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League where he has suited up in 11 games, tallying two points (1G, 1A) and 14 penalty minutes.

The 5-foot-11, 176-pound rearguard was originally selected by the Raiders in the second round, 44th-overall, of the 2019 WHL Prospects Draft.

Stanley, 17, has appeared in three games this season with the Oil Kings, collecting two penalty minutes and a +2 plus/minus rating.  In 21 career games with Edmonton, Stanley recorded one assist, four penalty minutes and a +12 plus/minus rating.

The Edson, AB native was originally selected by the Oil Kings in the second round, 40th-overall, of the 2019 WHL Prospects Draft.

The Oil Kings thank Ross for his contributions both on and off the ice during his time with the organization and wish him the best of luck in his future.

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