Dalton Thrower Traded to Vancouver Giants

Dalton Thrower Traded to Vancouver Giants

The Saskatoon Blades have traded Canadiens second round draft pick Dalton Thrower to the Vancouver Giants of the WHL in return for a conditional second round WHL bantom draft pick.

The Blades will only receive the pick if the Canadiens don’t turn him pro and he returns to the WHL as an over-ager which is unlikely. Unlike Saskatoon teammate Darren Dietz, Thrower has yet to sign a Canadiens contract.

“There are definitely no promises,” the 6-foot, 195-pound Thrower told the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, “I’ve got to go to camp and try and make a team. That’s been my goal since I was drafted by Montreal. It’s not going to be easy. I’ve got to work hard this summer and go there with the right mindset.

“Ending up in Vancouver is definitely a good fallback if things don’t work out for me there.”

Thrower played in the Blades three Memorial Cup round-robin games before being suspended for the remainder of the tournament for a hit to the head on Portland’s Taylor Leier. The Blades lost 6-1 to the London Knights in the tiebreaker game without him.