Warriors Trade Big D Man Schuldhaus

Nick Murray

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.

The next time you’ll see Brandon Schuldhaus is when the Saskatoon Blades come to town

The next time you’ll see Brandon Schuldhaus is when the Saskatoon Blades come to town

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