The Victoria Royals have made another trade ahead of the upcoming season.
In a move to bolster their future prospects, the Victoria Royals have made a significant trade, sending defenseman Jason Spizawka to the Calgary Hitmen in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2024 WHL Prospects Draft.
The trade comes after Spizawka played a total of 65 games during the 2022-23 season, contributing with one goal and five assists, amounting to a commendable six points.
Selected in the first-round of the 2019 WHL Prospects Draft, Spizawka has been an integral part of the Royals’ organization since his arrival.
Over the course of his tenure, he showcased his skills in 141 games between 2020 and 2023, tallying two goals and 16 assists, accumulating a total of 18 points during his time with the team.
Before donning the Victoria Royals’ jersey, Spizawka honed his talents with the U18 AAA South Island Royals and the U15 Prep Yale Hockey Academy, where he was recognized for his outstanding performance by being named the CSSHL U15 WHL Scholastic Player of the Year during the 2018-19 campaign with the Yale Hockey Academy.
The acquisition of the fourth-round draft pick from the Calgary Hitmen adds valuable assets to the Royals’ prospect pool. Notably, this pick initially belonged to the Prince George Cougars.
Jason and his brother Ryan who remains on the team were the fourth set of identical twins to play on the same team in Western Hockey League history.
Last week, the Victoria Royals parted ways with 2003-born forward Teague Patton, trading him to the Everett Silvertips.
In return, the Royals acquired a 4th round pick in the 2026 draft, adding to their pool of prospects for the future.