Hitmen Acquire Connor Gabruch From Spokane

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The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club today announced they have acquired 18-year-old forward Connor Gabruch (pronounced Gab-ruck) from the Spokane Chiefs in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2020 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

“Connor thinks the game well and has a great skill set for a player of his size,” said Hitmen General Manager Jeff Chynoweth.  “We believe he has the ability to grow his game and would like to welcome Connor to the Hitmen family.”

Gabruch is in his second season in the WHL and has tallied 13 points (6g, 7a) in 84 career games.


HOMETOWN: Saskatoon, SK                     DOB: September 16, 2001
HEIGHT: 6’3”                                                 WEIGHT: 190 lbs.


DID YOU KNOW? Gabruch was a protected list addition of the Chiefs in 2016.

Regular Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2019-20 Spokane Chiefs WHL 36 3 4 7 15
2018-19 Spokane Chiefs WHL 48 3 3 6 14
2017-18 Saskatoon Blazers SMHL 44 14 16 30 34

The Hitmen return to action on Friday, Jan. 10 against the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes.  Game time at Scotiabank Saddledome is 7:00 p.m. for Pucks for Paws presented by WEB Consulting Ltd. and Chasin’ Tails Dog Care Center in support of Four Feet Companion Foundation.  The night will include a first intermission wiener dog race

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