Here's the release from the Ice.
Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club, today announced the Club has acquired 17-year-old Forward Kris Foucault (Foo-cou) from the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for a sixth round pick in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft.
“With just 11 forwards on our roster we knew we had to increase that number as soon as possible.
Kris brings size and offensive potential to our Club and gives us more depth in the 1990 age group,” added Chynoweth.
Kris Foucault will practice with the team tomorrow and is expected to be in the line up on Sunday against the Seattle Thunderbirds. He is also a cousin of Kootenay ICE Forward Tylan Stephens.
December 12, 1990 *
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Forward * Shoots: Left *
6’1”, 190 lbs.
YEAR TEAM GP G A TP PIM
2007 – 2008 Calgary Buffaloes 10 5 6 11 42
The trade gives Foucault a chance to play in the Western League as the Broncos clearly didn't have room for him on their roster as an 18 year-old forward.
Make no mistake he's a good player and would have filled in nicely on a call-up basis. This gives him a chance to play full-time. He has some skill and could provide Kootenay some help with their ailing line-up.