Okanagan Hockey Academy forward Wyatt Sloboshan has signed with the Saskatoon Blades, the Western Hockey League club announced Friday.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Saskatoon Blades,” Sloboshan told saskatoonblades.com. “This is a great organization and I’m really excited to be part of something that’s going to be very special.”
Sloboshan, 17, spent this past season with the OHA Prep team, compiling 77 points (27-50-77) in 45 games. The Vansoy, Saskatchewan product joined OHA after one season of midget hockey in his home province where he won the provincial championship.
“Wyatt is a wonderful combination of skill, grit and character,” stated Blades general manager and coach Bob Woods. “He’s a great player and an even better person. We’re excited to see him step in and play a prominent role wearing a Blades uniform.”
Sloboshan was originally drafted in the third round, 54th overall, by the Swift Current Broncos in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. On January 1, 2014, the 5-foot-10, 170-pounder was part of a trade that would send him, one other player and two draft picks to the Blades.
Sloboshan was also a member of Team Western along with OHA teammate Matthew Campese at the 2014 World Under-17 Challenge.
Joining Okanagan Hockey Academy was the best decision I made to advance my hockey development. I grew as a person and as a player thanks to our amazing coaches. My education was held to a very high standard by our education advisor and tutors. I also met people who will be lifelong friends."