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Hitmen Make Major Trade Prior To 2019 WHL Bantam Draft

The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club today announced they have acquired Vancouver Canucks 2018 second-round pick Jett Woo from the Moose Jaw Warriors in exchange for import defenceman Vladislav Yeryomenko, forward Ryder Korczak, the 11th overall selection in today’s 2019 WHL Bantam Draft, and a second-round pick in 2021.

“We are very excited to add one of the WHL’s elite puck moving defencemen in Jett to our lineup,” said Hitmen General Manager Jeff Chynoweth.  “He is an impact player at both ends of the ice and will be a tremendous complement to our existing group.  We would also like to thank both Ryder and Vladislav for their time in Calgary and wish them success moving forward with the Warriors.”

Woo, a product of Winnipeg, MB was the WHL’s fifth highest scoring defenceman this past season collecting 66 points in 62 games.  He has tallied 114 points (26g, 88a) in 178 regular season contests during parts of four seasons with the Warriors while adding eight points (2g, 6a) in 30 career playoff games.

Jett Woo DEFENCE

HOMETOWN:        Winnipeg, MB            DOB:        July 27, 2000
HEIGHT:                6’0”                           WEIGHT:  203 lbs.

SHOOTS:               Right

DID YOU KNOW?  Woo was a 2018-19 Western Hockey League Eastern Conference Second Team All-Star.

Regular Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2018-19 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 62 12 54 66 70
2017-18 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 44 9 16 25 33
2016-17 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 65 5 17 22 37
2015-16 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 7 0 1 1 2
2015-16 Winnipeg Wild MMHL 22 6 21 27 32

Woo has twice suited up for Hockey Canada.  In 2016 he was a teammate of Hitmen forward Carson Focht and captained Canada White at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.  He also skated for Team Canada and served as an alternate captain the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.

In 2015, Woo was the fourth overall pick in the WHL Bantam Draft

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