Point Roberts native Lukas Svejkovsky is on the move after the Vancouver Giants completed a multi-player deal with the Medicine Hat Tigers on Saturday morning.
The 18-year-old forward and defenceman Dylan Plouffe head to the the Tigers in exchange for forward Tyler Preziuso and defenceman Trevor Longo. WHL Bantam Draft picks are also part of the deal.
Svejkovsky was drafted by the Giants in the second round (33rdoverall) in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. In 85 career games with Vancouver, Svejkovsky scored 14 goals along with 22 assists for 36 points. He added four goals and nine assists for 13 points in 22 playoff games last season. He began his junior career in the BC Hockey League with Wenatchee after splitting his development in minor hockey with Seafair and the Delta Hockey Academy.
Plouffe was selected by the Giants in the second round of the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft. The product of Sherwood Park, AB appeared in 272 career games with the Giants (the eighth most in franchise history, and second most of any defenceman behind Neil Manning).
“We wish to thank both Dylan and Lukas for their contributions to the Vancouver Giants and we wish them the best as they continue their respective WHL careers with the Medicine Hat Tigers, said Giants GM Barclay Parneta. “Tyler Preziuso and Trevor Longo are two highly-respected, experienced players who are going to be valuable additions. Tyler has played nearly 300 games in the WHL and was an alternate captain and Trevor plays a sound, physical, two-way game. The acquisition of an additional first-round draft pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft was a significant component to this deal as well.”
Both Preziuso and Longo will join the Giants in time for Sunday’s Chevrolet Teddy Bear Toss game at Rogers Arena.