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Spokane Chiefs trade Brassart

The Spokane Chiefs showed a little life Thursday, shuffling forward Brady Brassart off to the Calgary Hitmen for a draft pick to be named later.

Brassart is the second U.S. Division player the Hitmen have picked up this summer. They acquired Tri-City goaltender Chris Driedger last month.

“Brady fell behind in his development with our forwards at the similar age,” Chiefs General Manager Tim Speltz said. “That said, we felt it would be best for Brady to get a fresh start with another WHL team. Acquiring our choice with these draft picks we now have an asset to work with when we choose to.”

Brassart is a two-time winner of the Spokane’s Scholastic Player of the Year award (2009-10, 2010-11) and scored eight goals and 32 points in 65 games in 2010-11. In 2009-10, Brassart scored nine goals and 15 points in 54 games and earned Rookie of the Year honors. Brassart was Spokane’s second round selection in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft.