Kelowna Rockets president and general manager Bruce Hamilton announced today that the Rockets have acquired defenceman Tyson Feist from the Regina Pats. In exchange for Feist, the Pats receive the Rockets fourth-round pick at the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft.
“We’re just following up to what we’ve been saying all along, we need to acquire another defenceman,” said Hamilton. “I think that the acquisition of Tyson will help us, he plays with a bite and brings a physical presence. We needed another guy with the injury to Comrie, and our 16-year-olds are getting into positions that won’t be good for them in the second half of the year.”
Feist has appeared in 32 games for the Pats this season, posting eight assists and 34 penalty minutes. The 2001 born defender has suited up in 86 WHL regular-season games, collecting 16 assists and 82 penalty minutes.
The Dawson Creek, B.C. product is expected to join the Rockets in time for Friday’s game against Kamloops.