The Lethbridge Hurricanes announced today that they have traded 19-year-old defenseman Lenny Hackman to the Kootenay Ice. In return, the Hurricanes receive a 12th round selection in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft.
In three years with the Hurricanes, Hackman dressed in 175 games collecting 21 points (4g-17a) and 23 penalty minutes. In 31 games this season with the ‘Canes, the Airdrie, Alberta, product scored one goal and added two assists. Hackman was named an Assistant Captain at the start of this year for the ‘Canes.
Hackman appeared in all 72 games in his first two years as a ‘Cane and dressed in 174 consecutive contests for Lethbridge before being a healthy scratch on December 14th against the Kamloops Blazers. His last game as a Hurricane was December 16th in Moose Jaw.
Hackman will make his return to Lethbridge on January 28th when his Kootenay Ice roll into the ENMAX Centre to face the Hurricanes.
Hurricanes Press Release:
The Lethbridge Hurricanes have made a trade with the Kootenay Ice sending veteran defenceman Lenny Hackman to the Ice for a 12th round WHL Bantam pick in 2015.
“We can’t thank Lenny enough for the outstanding contributions he has made to our hockey club on the ice and in the community for the past three seasons” commented Hurricanes General Manager and Head Coach Peter Anholt. “I’m glad we were able to make a trade where he’s able to continue his hockey career.”
Hackman, was the Hurricanes 9th round (179th overall) Bantam pick in 2010 and played never missed a game in his first two seasons. The Airdrie, AB native has been one of the Hurricanes top blueliners throughout his career was named Top Defenceman last season. The 5’9, 183 pound 19-year old leaves the Hurricanes with 175 career WHL games played and 21 points (4G, 17A).