Warriors Trade Big D Man Schuldhaus
Moose Jaw Warriors General Manager Alan Millar announced the trade of big defender Brandon Schuldhaus today.
Gone is the 6’4” grinder, and in his place are a pair of draft picks from the Saskatoon Blades: a second rounder in 2020 and a fifth rounder in 2019.
Millar thanked Schuldhaus for his time as a Warrior, calling him a “quality young man” and crediting him for being “an important part of our team last year.”
“He has a bright future on and off the ice” Millar added.
With Schuldhaus gone, the Warriors now have only three 20 year olds on the team: Tristin Langan, Brodan Salmond and Dalton Hamaliuk.
This is just a bit of speculation here but it looks as if the Saskatoon Blades are going to be one of the stronger teams in the WHL this year, so acquiring a solid defenceman like Schuldhaus at the expense of future draft picks seems like a smart decision.
Schuldhaus, the Calgary native, spent one and a half season with the Seattle Thunderbirds. He played on the 2016-17 squad that ended up winning the Memorial Cup, alongside NHLers like Matthew Barzal, Ethan Bear and coach Steve Konowalchuk but was traded 33 games into the season. However, he was a pivotal force in the Thunderbirds’ 2015-18 playoff run that saw them make the WHL Finals.
He spent the second half of 2016-17 with the Red Deer Rebels, where he put up 9 points in 34 games. Then played another 37 games for them in 2017-18, when he was traded to Your Moose Jaw Warriors for seemingly the same purpose as he was just traded to Saskatoon. To add a solid defender and bolster a championship contender. In only 28 regular season games for Moose Jaw he scored 8 goals and had 7 assists. He added 3 more assists in the team’s playoff run.
He was solid at the back end in Moose Jaw’s victory over Regina on Sunday afternoon