WHL: Victoria Acquires Wyatt Wilson from Swift Current

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.