Medicine Hat, AB – The Medicine Hat Tigers announced today that they have acquired veteran defenceman Dylan Plouffe, forward Lukas Svejkovsky, a third round bantam draft pick in 2020 and a conditional third round draft pick in 2021 from the Vancouver Giants in exchange for veteran forward Tyler Preziuso, defenceman Trevor Longo, a first round bantam pick in 2020 and a conditional fifth round pick in 2021.
“We would like to thank Tyler and Trevor for their hard work and dedication to the Tigers Organization. Their parents should be proud of their work ethic and determination displayed,” said General Manager and Head Coach Willie Desjardins. “We didn’t want to move Tyler and Trevor but Vancouver was interested in both players.”
Preziuso was drafted in the third round, 61st overall in 2014 by the Tigers. In his WHL career, he suited up for 293 games, scored 55 goals and picked up 83 assists.
Longo was drafted in the sixth round, 128th overall in 2015 by Medicine Hat. He has suited up for 110 games, scored 9 goals and picked up 27 assists.
“We are excited for Dylan and Lukas to join the Tigers Organization. They are two players we were targetting and we think they will step in and be apart of our culture right away. They are both excellent offensive players who were key contributors on a team that went to the WHL finals last year. We are looking forward to working with them both,” said Desjardins.
Plouffe was drafted in the second round, 29th overall by the Giants in the 2014 bantam draft. In 272 games played for the Giants, the 20-year-old Sherwood Park native has 28 goals and 95 assists.
Svejkovsky was drafted in the second round, 36th overall by the Giants in the 2016 bantam draft. The 18-year-old Point Roberts, Washington product has 14 goals and 22 assists in 85 games played for the Giants.
To Medicine Hat:
- Dylan Plouffe (99)
- Lukas Svejkovsky (01)
- 3rd round Bantam draft pick, 2020
- Conditional 3rd round Bantam draft pick, 2021
- Tyler Preziuso (99)
- Trevor Longo (00)
- 1st round Bantam draft pick, 2020
- Conditional 5th round Bantam draft pick, 2021
Both Plouffe and Svejkovsky are anticipated to make their debut for the Orange and Black tonight when the Tigers host the Everett Silvertips at the Canalta Centre. The game starts at 7:30 PM and tickets can be purchased at the Canalta Centre Box Office or online.