ROYALS ACQUIRE RIGHTS TO STECHER FROM WINTERHAWKS
Victoria swaps a pair of late-round picks for defenceman with Portland.
For Immediate Release
Friday, January 25, 2013
Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals today announced that the club has acquired the rights to defenceman Troy Stecher (1994) from the Portland Winterhawks in exchange for two eighth round picks in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. Stecher was a player on Portland’s 50-man player protected list. Teams are permitted to trade list players after the WHL trade deadline.
Originally drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft by the Winterhawks, Stecher currently plays for the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). As the Vees’ captain this season, the 5-11, 180 pound defenceman has posted an impressive 36 points (7g-29a) through 39 games played.
Stecher has been a member of the Vees for the past three seasons. In the 2011-12 season, the Richmond, BC native recorded 42 points (5g-37a) in 53 games of BCHL action en route to an RBC Cup championship. In the 2010-11 campaign, Stecher posted 20 points (5g-15a) with Penticton as a rookie.
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