ROYALS ACQUIRE LOCAL PRODUCT JACK PALMER
Victoria completes trade with Brandon for hometown forward.
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals are pleased to announce that the club has acquired 1995-born forward and Victoria native Jack Palmer from the Brandon Wheat Kings in exchange for a pair of fifth round selections in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.
Palmer joins the Royals from the Wheat Kings, where he had just begun his second full season with the club. So far this season, Palmer has registered three points (1g-2a) in 15 games with Brandon. During the 2012-13 season, the 6-2, 183 lb forward appeared in 60 games and notched 12 points (3g-9a) as well as 18 penalty minutes.
The Vancouver Island product was originally drafted by the Wheat Kings 175th overall in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft. Before joining Brandon, Palmer suited up for the Saanich Braves of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) in the 2011-12 season. With Saanich, Palmer recorded 53 points (24g-29a) in 37 games en route to being named the VIJHL Rookie of the Year.
With the trade, Palmer returns to his hometown where he also played the 2010-11 season in the BC Major Midget Hockey League with the South Island Thunderbirds. Palmer notched 26 points (10g-16a) in 37 games as a member of South Island.
Palmer will join the Royals in time for the club’s road trip to Seattle and Portland this weekend, while Victoria will host Edmonton at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre tonight. Puck drop for this evening’s game is 7:05 p.m.
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