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Hitmen Acquire Goaltender Nick Sanders From The Prince Albert Raiders

The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club today announced they have acquired 19-year-old goaltender Nick Sanders from the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2019 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

“With 67 games of WHL experience we feel Nick can not only help us push for a playoff spot this season but audition to be one of our three overages next year,” said Hitmen general manager Jeff Chynoweth.

This trade is a homecoming for Sanders, returning to the city where he played his minor hockey.  The graduate of the AAA Bantam Bisons and AAA Midget Buffaloes was originally selected by the Tri-City Americans in the sixth round of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.  He was then dealt to Prince Albert in October of 2016.

NICK SANDERS GOALTENDER

HOMETOWN:          Calgary, AB               DOB:         April 24, 1998
HEIGHT:                 6’1”                            WEIGHT:   195 lbs.

CATCHES:              Right

Regular Season Team League GP GAA SV%
2017-18 Lloydminster Bobcats AJHL 13 2.95 0.915
2017-18 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 4 4.89 0.854
2016-17 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 34 3.80 0.892
2016-17 Tri-City Americans WHL 3 2.66 0.892
2015-16 Tri-City Americans WHL 23 2.99 0.901
2014-15 Tri-City Americans WHL 3 5.50 0.850
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