Erik Olson played just 11 of 19 games with the Grande Prairie Storm this season.
He is expected to be in the lineup a lot more with his new club – the Weyburn Red Wings of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.
Olson, 19, was traded to the Red Wings for future considerations today.
“We wish Erik the best of luck in Weyburn,” said Storm head coach/general manager Kevin Higo. “With the numbers on defence he wasn’t getting the ice time in games he needed to develop here.
“When Weyburn asked about him we felt it was a good situation for him. With the play of our core group on the back end we wanted to continue to give them more game time.”
Olson, six-foot-four and 215 pounds, had one assist and no penalty minutes during those 11 games with the Storm. The Delta, B.C. native started his Junior A career playing a game with the Langley Rivermen last year. He also played Junior B with the Abbotsford Pilots and Delta Ice Hawks over the last two seasons.
The Storm are back in action this weekend with games in Spruce Grove (Friday) and Camrose (Saturday) and the play in Whitecourt (Nov. 15) before returning home for games against the Brooks Bandits (Nov. 18) and Okotoks Oilers (Nov. 19).