The Winkler Flyers have completed a pair of trades in the days leading up to the start of the 2019-2020 regular season. The first trade involves the acquisition of skilled forward Justin Svenson (01) from the Winnipeg Blues, while the second trade will bring defenseman Ryden Fedyck (01) to the Orange and Black from the Selkirk Steelers
Justin Svenson (01) is a 6’0”, 198lbs right hand shooting forward from Ile Des Chenes, Manitoba. In 15 games played with the Swan Valley Stampeders last season, Svenson recorded 11 points (6 Goals – 5 Assists) after starting the season with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League (WHL). During the 2017-2018 season, Svenson split time between the Rebels and the Eastman Selects (Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League). As part of the trade with the Blues, the Flyers have sent the list rights to 16 year old defenseman William Irvine (03) as well as their 5th and 6th round picks in the 2020 MJHL Bantam Draft to Winnipeg.
“You have to give up something good to get something good and to be able to add a player of Justin’s calibre is a very exciting thing for our club,” said Flyers General Manager Jeff Jeanson.
“Having to give up a young defenseman like Irvine is tough and unfortunately we didn’t have much room for a 16 year old defenseman this season, but in order to acquire a player that has the skill and speed that Justin has comes with a price,” added Jeanson.
In a separate move, the Flyers acquired defenseman Ryden Fedyck (01) from the Selkirk Steelers in exchange for a Player Development Fee (PDF). The 6’3”, 195lbs left hand shooting defenseman had five points (1 Goal – 4 Assists) in 22 games played with the Selkirk Steelers last season.
“Ryden is a strong, reliable defenseman who plays an aggressive, mean style. He will provide some good depth to our blueline,” said Jeanson.
Both players are expected to be available when the Flyers begin their regular season schedule this weekend.
The Flyers would like to wish Will all the best in the future and would like to officially welcome Justin Ryden and their families to the Flyers organization.