With a backlog of goaltenders, the Tri-City Americans traded backup goalie Chris Driedger to the Calgary Hitmen for a third-round pick in the 2012 bantam draft.
Driedger, who turned 17 in May, had a solid rookie season, appearing in 22 games with a 6-6-0-1 record. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native finished with a 3.50 goals against average and a .881 save percentage.
"With our depth at the goaltender position, a trade was going to be necessary sooner or later," said Tri-City general maanger Bob Tory. "Going into his NHL Draft year, Chris deserves a chance to play more WHL games than he did last year and I could not guarantee that would occur for him here.
"Calgary is a good fit for him and this helps us replenish some draft picks that we have given up in the past."