Mon May 27

VANCOUVER, BC - The Vancouver Giants have acquired the rights to defenseman Dalton Thrower from the Saskatoon Blades for a conditional second-round pick in the 2014 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

The 6'0" 195lbs North Vancouver native has played 4 seasons with the Blades, registering 108 points (30 goals, 78 assists) and 433 penalty minutes in 243 regular season WHL games.

Thrower, who was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens 51st overall in the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft said, "I wasn't expecting to get traded, but when I heard the news, I was happy because there's no better organization to have my rights traded to. It was very exciting for me and my family to know that if I was going to play junior hockey again, it would be with the Giants."

"Dalton would be a huge asset to our club this season as he has the ability to quarterback a power play. He's a physical presence and would be an asset to our group," said Giants' Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Bonner, who also added, "Being a local boy, it would be a great way to finish his junior career and he could really help a younger group like ours."


Saskatoon, SK -  The Saskatoon Blades have announced that defenceman Dalton Thrower has been traded to the Vancouver Giants.

In return for the Montreal Canadiens prospect, the Blades receive a conditional 2nd round WHL Bantam Draft pick.  The Blades will only receive the pick if Thrower returns to the WHL next season.

Thrower has spent the last 4 seasons as a member of the Saskatoon Blades, appearing in 243 regular season games over that span.  He's registered 30 goals, 108 points and 344 PIMs in his regular season WHL career and another 5 points in 26 career playoff games.

Thrower was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens after scoring a career-high 18 goals and 54 points in 2011-12.

The Blades would like to wish Dalton all the best going forward both on and off the ice.