Kelowna Capital News – Rockets do a deal with Swift Current to shore up scoring

Experience, size, speed and a skilled point man on the power play.

In Geordie Wudrick, the Kelowna Rockets believe they’ve added a versatile weapon to their attack.

The Rockets acquired the 6-foot-4, 210 pound left winger this week from the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for Czech-born forward Stepan Novotny and prospect Tanner Clark.

Wudrick, 19, a native of Abbotsford, scored 35 goals last season.

This season, with the Broncos, he had six goals and eight assists in 23 games.

“We’ve been interested in (Geordie) for a couple of years now, and we’re happy we were finally able to get him,” said Rockets general manager Bruce Hamilton.

“He’s a big guy who skates real well and he’s a guy who can help our power play out on the point. We hope he can have a good year for us and come back next year as an overage.”

Wudrick was Swift Current’s first choice, second overall in the 2005 WHL bantam draft.

via Kelowna Capital News – Rockets do a deal with Swift Current to shore up scoring.

 
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