Victoria Royals complete trade for Detroit Red Wings’ prospect from Lethbridge

Adam McKinnon

The Victoria Royals are pleased to announce that the club has acquired forward Lane Zablocki (1998) from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for a second and sixth-round draft pick in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft along with a conditional pick in 2019.

In 40 contests this season, split between the Hurricanes and the Red Deer Rebels, the Wetaskiwin, AB native has tallied 25 points (11g-14a) and 61 penalty minutes. During the 2016-17 campaign, Zablocki registered 28 goals and 26 assists to go along with 97 minutes in penalties in 64 games with the Rebels and Regina Pats.

The 6-0, 182 lb forward has played in 176 career WHL games (2015-present) with the Hurricanes, Rebels and Pats, and has recorded 116 points (57g-59a) and 253 penalty minutes.

Zablocki was selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the third round, 79th overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

The 1998-born winger was originally drafted by the Prince George Cougars in the fifth round, 109th overall in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.

The Royals return home for a weekend series with the Kamloops Blazers on Friday and Saturday at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Friday is Ugly Blazer Night, while Saturday is Country Night. Puck drop for both contests are scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Select Your Tickets box office, over the phone by calling 250-220-7777, or online at

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