F Fredrik Pettersson (Calgary, 2005-07) has signed a one-year-plus-option contract with the ZSC Lions Zurich (Switzerland, NL A). Last season, he had five goals and seven assists in 24 games with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (Russia, KHL), and eight goals and 10 assists in 18 games with Dinamo Minsk (Belarus, KHL).
So how empty is the Erie Otters cupboard? They don't have a second-round pick until 2025 or a third-round pick until 2023. #OHL
— Mark Scheig (@markscheig) August 2, 2017
Victoria and Seattle swapped a pair of 19-year-old veterans on Wednesday, with D Anthony Bishop heading to the Royals in exchange for F Blake Bargar. . . . Bishop, who is from Kelowna, is prepping for his third WHL season. He had two assists in 40 games with the Saskatoon Blades in 2015-16. Last season, he had two goals and five assists in 66 regular-season games with the Thunderbirds. He was pointless in 11 playoff games as the Thunderbirds won the Ed Chynoweth Cup. . . . Bargar, who has played three seasons in the WHL, had six goals and four assists in 61 games with the Royals last season. He is from Torrance, Calif., and was a seventh-round pick by the Moose Jaw Warriors in the 2013 bantam draft. In two seasons with the Warriors, he had two goals and six assists in 119 games.
Dean Seymour and Tommy Tartaglione have been added to the Regina Pats’ scouting staff. . . . Seymour, from Saskatoon, will scout in Saskatchewan. He played three seasons at Northern Michigan, where he was team captain, before playing in Europe for eight seasons. . . . Tartaglione, a former WHL goaltender, will scout in California. As a player, he split three seasons between the Pats, Vancouver Giants and Prince George Cougars. He was with the Giants when they won the 2006 WHL championship.
A tip of the cap to Matt Calvert, a Brandon native who played with his hometown Wheat Kings, after his golf tournament raised more than $50,000, which was handed over to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation this week. The Matt Calvert Charity Shootout was held at the Wheat City Golf Course in June. Calvert, now with the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, played three seasons (2007-10) with the Wheat Kings, captaining them in 2009-10. . . . Jillian Austin of the Brandon Sun has more right here.
The BCHL’s Penticton Vees will have at least two players on their roster in 2017-18 who were first-round selections in the WHL’s 2016 bantam draft. . . . F Massimo Rizzo, taken 14th overall by the Kamloops Blazers, and D Luke Reid, who went to the Victoria Royals as the 26th player selected, both will suit up with the Vees. . . . Massimo has yet to commit publicly to the Blazers or an NCAA school; Reid has said he will attend North Dakota and play for the Fighting Hawks, starting in 2020-21.
The junior B Surrey Knights of the Pacific Junior Hockey League have added a couple of experienced hands to their management team. Amar Gill, who owns the franchise, announced Wednesday that he has added Laurence Gilman and Lorne Henning to his team. . . . Gilman, a former assistant general manager with the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks and Arizona Coyotes, will assist with management of the team. Henning, a WHL star with the Estevan Bruins back in the day, will help with the development of the Knights’ coaching staff and players. Henning also played in the NHL and has worked in coaching and scouting departments. He was an assistant GM with the Canucks for seven seasons (2006-15). He also helps out as a consultant with Geneve-Servette, a team in the Swiss-A league.
F Filip Zadina has signed with the QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads. Zadina, from Czech Republic, was selected by Halifax in the CHL’s 2017 import draft. . . . In 2016, the Vancouver Giants selected Zadina with the fourth overall pick in the import draft, but he chose not to report. . . . Zadina, who will turn 18 on Nov. 27, is seen as a potential early first-round selection in the NHL’s 2018 draft. . . . Last season, he had nine goals and nine assists in 20 games with HC Pardubice’s U-20 side, and had a goal and an assist in 25 games with the big club. He also played 22 games with the country’s U18 side, scoring 20 goals and adding 11 assists.
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