Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – The Prince Albert Raiders have completed a Thanksgiving Sunday Western Hockey League trade with the Saskatoon Blades, acquiring 18 year-old left winger Dustin Cameron in exchange for 20 year-old defenceman John Flatters.
Flatters was acquired by the Raiders at the 2006-07 trade deadline, along with Nathan Deck from the Vancouver Giants, in exchange for A.J. Thelen. Cameron was the Blades second selection, in the third round, 55th overall, in the 2004 WHL Bantam Draft.
Flatters appeared in 6 games with the Raiders this season with 13 penalty minutes. Cameron has played 5 games for the Blades in 07-08 with 1 goal.
The move gets the Raiders down to the league requirement of three 20 year-olds: defencemen Mike Gauthier and Jeff May and goaltender Dustin Butler.
“There is a surplus of 20 year-olds in the league this year, so we are thrilled to be able to find John Flatters a place to continue to play in the WHL”, said General Manager Donn Clark. “Dustin Cameron will give us some depth at forward as he is a 1989 born player and we were looking to build up that age group on our roster.”
Cameron, who will wear #20, is expected to join the Raiders for practice Tuesday and be eligible to make his debut Friday when the Raiders host the Moose Jaw Warriors at 7:30 PM.
Hometown: Saskatoon, SK DOB: Apr. 28/89 Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Left Height: 6’1” Weight: 193 lbs.
Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
04-05 Blades 2 0 0 0 2
05-06 Blades 16 0 2 2 8
06-07 Blades 64 6 12 18 39
07-08 Blades 5 1 0 1 4
WHL TOTALS 87 7 14 21 53