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The Victoria Royals have announced that they have acquired a Victoria-born defenceman, in exchange for centreman Kaid Oliver.
The Royals’ new acquisition Jacson Alexander hails from the Edmonton Oil Kings. In addition, they also received a third and seventh round selection in this Wednesday’s WHL Bantam Draft in the trade.
2000-born centre Kaid Oliver is headed to Edmonton in exchange, as well as a fourth round pick in this year’s draft and a conditional fourth round pick in 2023.
Oliver spent four seasons with the Royals, after having played in 234 career regular season games.
This past season, Oliver tallied 22 goals and 25 assists in 51 games – his career has seen 128 points in way of 57 goals and 71 assists.
In the post-season, Oliver played in 15 career games and tallied two points.
Jacson Alexander is a product of the Victoria Racquet Club Minor Hockey Association, and only played 13 games with Edmonton this past season due injury – he recorded six points in 5 goals and 1 assist in that time, and two penalty minutes.
The defenceman clocks in at 5’10”, 182 lb and has skated in 60 career WHL games split between the Oil Kings and Swift Current Broncos.
In total, he has registered 5 goals and 11 assists, to go along with 14 minutes in penalties.
Alexander played 26 games in the 2018 WHL Playoffs for the Broncos, and helped capture the Ed Chynoweth Cup as league champions.
Jacson was originally selected by Swift Current in the first round at 17th overall in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.
The Royals also completed another trade last week, acquiring 2002-born forward Nick Dorrington, a fourth round pick in the 2021 WHL Bantam Draft and a seventh round pick in this year’s draft from the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
This was in exchange for 2000-born defenceman Mitch Prowse, an eighth round pick in 2022 and a conditional seventh round pick in 2023.