The Victoria Royals announced that they have acquired the rights to unsigned defenseman Wyatt Wilson (2003) from the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2023 WHL Bantam Draft.
“One of the bigger defenders in the tournament, and a throwback defender who dominates his end of the ice with brute force and a strong stick,” said NZ scouts. “He isn’t afraid to get in front of shots, and does a real nice job of protecting the front of his net. Wilson doesn’t have the greatest feet, he transitions fairly smoothly, but his turns can be a bit adventurous at times, and he can be vulnerable against the rush with fleet footed forwards.”
A product of Swift Current, Sask., Wilson spent last season with the Moose Jaw Warriors Under-18 AAA team of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League (SMAAAHL). In 44 games for the Warriors, Wilson collected 33 points (6G-27A) and 64 penalty minutes.
The 6-foot-2, 192-pound blueliner was originally drafted by the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the sixth round, 116th overall, in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft.