The Vancouver Giants have acquired 18 year-old goaltender Jared Rathjen from the Victoria Royals for an eighth round WHL Bantam Draft Pick in 2013.
Rathjen is currently playing for the Whitecourt Wolverines of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. In 11 games with the Wolverines this season, Rathjen has a Goals Against Average of 2.99 and a 0.916 Save Percentage. The Prince George native played 26 games with the Victoria Royals in the past two seasons. In 4 appearances this season with the Royals, he had a 2-2 record, a 2.92 Goals Against Average and a 0.912 Save Percentage.
Rathjen will be joining the Giants in Edmonton on their upcoming Alberta road trip.
Photo Credit: Jon Howe – Victoria Royals