Swift Current Bronco General Manager and Head Coach, Mark Lamb announced that the club has acquired 17-year-old forward, Justin Spagrud, and a conditional second round pick from the Victoria Royals for the rights to forward, Evan Richardson.
Spagrud was acquired in the 3rd round, 63rd overall by the Tri-City Americans in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft. The 6’, 175-pound Gull Lake, SK product appeared in two pre-season games with the Victoria Royals where he tallied an assist. In his 2011-12 campaign with the Swift Current Legionnaires of the SMAAAHL, Spagrud recorded 36 points (20-16-36) and 48 penalty minutes in 31 games played.
“Spagrud is a hometown guy,” announces General Manager and Head Coach, Mark Lamb. “I watched him play as much as Mackay and Wittman while with the Legionnaires. He is a highly-skilled player who hasn’t quite reached his full potential yet, but we believe his upside is very high.”
Richardson was the Broncos 15th overall pick in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft. The 5’7”, 150-pound Nanaimo, BC product recorded 55 points (19-36-55) in 48 games played with the Powell River Kings (BCHL) last season.