Raiders acquire Bader from Hitmen

By paNOW Staff
January 10, 2019 - 9:40am Updated: January 10, 2019 - 6:24pm

The Prince Albert Raiders have acquired 2001-born forward Bryce Bader from the Calgary Hitmen in exchange for the rights to 2001-born forward Quinn Olson.

Bader was the second-round pick of the Hitmen, 38th overall, in the 2016 bantam draft. The Sherwood Park native has spent the last two seasons with his hometown Midget AAA Kings and registered 10 goals along with 15 assists in 30 games as a 16-year-old last season. Over the past two years, Bader has been called up to the Hitmen for four games altogether.

This season, the six-foot-one-inch-tall forward missed the first 18 games with a lower-body injury, making his season debut on Nov 9. Since then, he has appeared in 10 games with Calgary, scoring four goals in that time, including goals in each of his last three games.

Heading the other way is Olson, who was picked by Prince Albert in the sixth round of the 2016 draft. Having never signed with Prince Albert, Olson has spent the last two seasons with the Okotoks Oilers of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, where he currently has 42 points in 35 games this year. Olson is committed to the University of Minnesota Duluth for the 2020-21 season.

In addition to the two players, each team receives a conditional sixth-round pick in the transaction.


Following the earlier announcement the Raiders declared they'd acquired a goalie and a defenceman as well.

They signed goalie Boston Bilous from the Edmonton Oil Kings and Loeden Shaufler from the Seattle Thunderbirds.

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