The Humboldt Broncos have added a big piece to their blueline through a trade with their division rival.
The Broncos announced that they have acquired the rights to 2003 born defenseman Daylen Weigel from the Notre Dame Hounds in exchange for a PDF.
“I’m very excited to make the move and join the Humboldt Broncos and their exceptional organization to help bring a championship to the city of Humboldt,” said Weigel.
Weigel, a Warman, SK native, suited up for the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos last season, posting five points across 20 games played. Prior to making the jump to the WHL, he was the Assistant Captain for the Saskatoon Blazers U18 AAA program. There he accumulated 26 points (6g, 20a) in 42 games throughout his final full season in 2018/19.
“Adding a player like Daylan is really something to look forward to for our organization and our fans here in Humboldt. He brings an elite mix of skill and toughness to our back end which you always look for. Our fans are really going to enjoy watching him inside the EPA this season,” said Head Coach and GM, Scott Barney.
Weigel was drafted in the first round, 5th overall, in the 2018 SJHL Bantam Draft by the Notre Dame Hounds, however, never suited up for a game.
Familiarity and comradery will also be on his side when he heads to Humboldt, as he was minor-hockey teammates with current Broncos, Alec Saretzky and Brett Mirwald.
The Broncos and the City of Humboldt would like to welcome Daylan and his family to the organization and the community.