Swift Current Broncos General Manager and Head Coach Mark Lamb announced that the club has acquired 16 year old prospect Robbie Newton from the Seattle Thunderbirds.
Newton came to the Broncos for defenseman Scott Ramsay after the Broncos acquired Ramsay from Chilliwack in exchange for a 7th round pick in the 2010 Bantam Draft.
Head Coach and GM Mark Lamb says; “We are happy to add a skilled forward such as Robbie to our prospect system. He is playing very well for a strong Saskatoon Contact team and he will continue to develop his skills in midget. We look forward to him being a part of our team in the future.”
Newton is 6’2” and 180 pounds; he was originally drafted by Seattle in the 4th round of the 2008 Bantam Draft, 80th over-all. He is currently leading the Saskatoon Contacts in scoring in the Saskatchewan AAA Midget League. Newton and Jonathan Lashyn (another Bronco prospect) will be in Swift Current this Saturday at 2:45PM as the Contacts take on the Legionnaires at the Credit Union i-plex.