TIGERS ACQUIRE JAMES BETTAUER
Medicine Hat, AB – The Medicine Hat Tigers announced this afternoon the acquisition of 20-year-old defenseman James Bettauer and a 6th round bantam draft pick in 2013 from the Prince Albert Raiders. In exchange, 20-year-old forward Kellan Tochkin will be going to the Raiders.
A native of Coquitlam, BC, Bettauer is in his third WHL season and second with the Raiders.
“We are excited to be getting a veteran defenseman who is off to a real good start this year,” said Tigers’ general manager Brad McEwen.
“James will fit in well with our team as we were looking for an older defenseman to add to the group. He brings some offense with him, which will help on the power play and is able to play in all situations. James is going to add some more depth to our team.”
“We thank Kellan for his time in Medicine Hat and wish all the best in his future endeavours.”
Hometown: Coquitlam, BC
DOB: March 19, 1991
Height: 6’ 1”
Weight: 191 lbs