The ICE shipped the 2001-born forward to the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for a 2021 conditional ninth round Western Hockey League Bantam Draft selection. Svenson, 18, was originally chosen in the third round of the 2016 draft by the Red Deer Rebels.
The six-foot, 200-pound forward of Ile des Chenes suited up for 21 career games with the Rebels, failing to register a single point. The former RINK Hockey Academy Prep alum spent the 2018-19 season between the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Swan Valley Stampeders and the Capital Region Junior Hockey League’s St. Malo Warriors, where he combined to register 15 goals and 23 points in 23 games.
Svenson had been playing the 2019-20 season with the MJHL’s Winkler Flyers, leading the team with four goals and 18 points in 15 games, has since been recalled by the struggling Swift Current Broncos.
“Justin Svenson is an awesome kid, who a month ago was spinning his wheels and didn’t know if he wanted to play hockey and we found a way to get him here to Winkler,” said Flyers Head Coach Kelvin Cech in a team-issued press release. “He helped us on that big streak and he really came in and helped our team find some swagger. He’s a really important piece of the puzzle here.”