Swift Current, SK – The Swift Current Broncos announced Monday that forward Quinton Waitzner has signed a Standard Player Agreement.
“Quinton had an impressive training camp last year and we look forward to what he can show us this year,” said Director of Hockey Operations Jamie Porter. “He earned himself a contract and we are excited to have him here in Swift Current.”
Waitzner was selected in the ninth round, 186th overall by the Broncos in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. The native of Victoria, BC registered 17 points (8g-9a) in 18 games with Shawinigan Lake School Varsity of the CSSVHL and also added a goal and two assists in four playoff games en route to claiming a championship. Furthermore, he played in nine games with Shawinigan Lake School Prep of the CSSHL and recorded one assist.
The Broncos also announced Monday that 20-year-old forward Austin Adamson and 19-year-old blue liner Mark Taraschuk have been released.
“We’d like to thank both Austin and Mark for their contributions to the Broncos last year.” added Porter. “We wish them all the best with future opportunities.”
Acquired from the Red Deer Rebels last season at the trade deadline, Adamson skated in 23 games for the Broncos last season, scoring one goal and tallying four assists. Taraschuk was acquired from the Brandon Wheat Kings last November and suited up in 19 contests for Swift Current, netting one goal while collecting 22 penalty minutes.
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