The Dauphin Kings put the finishing touches on three separate trades this past week, completing ‘future negotiations’ with the Neepawa Natives, the Portage Terriers and the Superior International Junior Hockey League’s Dryden Ice Dogs.
First, the team squared up with Portage following some loose ends in the Bryson Cecconi deal from December. The Kings gained forward Koby Morrisseau in the process. Following the trade with Portage, Dauphin then added fellow forward Bryson McDonald from Dryden, in accordance with the conditions of yet another December deal.
The biggest news of the week stemmed from a four-player, five-part swap with Neepawa. The Kings sent forwards Carter Sawchuk and Mitch Thiessen to the Natives, in exchange for defenceman Parker Malchuk, forward prospect Madden Murray and a 2021 sixth round draft selection. In addition, Dauphin also saw forward Parker Fofonoff return from a short stint in the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
Joining the Dauphin Kings:
Koby Morrisseau – 19, Forward, Grandview. (17 goals, 29 points, 46 penalty minutes in 31 games split between the Dauphin Kings and Portage Terriers).
Bryson McDonald – 19, Defenceman, Keewatin, ON. (two goals, nine points, 62 penalty minutes in 46 games split between the Dauphin Kings and Dryden Ice Dogs).
Parker Malchuk – 19, Defenceman, Birtle. (eight goals, 28 points, 32 penalty minutes in 48 games split between the Neepawa Natives and Portage Terriers).
Madden Murray – 14, Forward, Dauphin. (18 goals, 29 points, 24 penalty minutes in 33 games for the Parkland Rangers Bantam AAA squad).
Parker Fofonoff – 19, Forward, Tisdale, SK. (four goals, six points, eight penalty minutes in 50 games split between the Dauphin Kings and Whitecourt Wolverines).
2021 Sixth Round Draft Pick – No conditions