The Kootenay Ice have acquired defenceman Lenny Hackman from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for a 12th-round pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft.

The Kootenay Ice have acquired defenceman Lenny Hackman from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for a 12th-round pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft.

Ice acquire veteran defenceman from Lethbridge

Kootenay Ice acquire D Lenny Hackman (95) from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for a 12th-round pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft

Taylor Rocca

The Kootenay Ice have acquired defenceman Lenny Hackman (1995) from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for a 12th-round pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft.

“Our goal heading into the WHL Trade Deadline was to add depth to our defence corps and we are happy to add a player with Lenny Hackman’s experience and work ethic to our lineup,” said Kootenay Ice general manager Jeff Chynoweth in a team press release. “He is an excellent skater who we are anticipating will play some key minutes on our blue line.”

A native of Airdrie, Alta., Hackman has registered 21 points in 175 career WHL games, all with the Hurricanes.

“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” said Peter Anholt, Lethbridge Hurricanes head coach and general manager, in a team press release. “I’m glad we were able to make a trade where he’s able to continue his hockey career.”

The 5-foot-9, 185-pound defenceman was a ninth-round selection (179th overall) of the Hurricanes at the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft.

Hackman will turn 20 years old Jan. 30, making him the second-oldest defenceman on the Ice behind recent addition Tanner Lishchynsky, who turned 20 on Jan. 5.

The Ice are now carrying nine defencemen on the active roster, though Tanner Faith will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery.

Hackman is expected to join the team for practice at Western Financial Place later today.

More on Hackman’s arrival

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WHL trades since Jan. 1, 2015 (as of Jan. 8 at 12:07 p.m.):

Jan. 2

  • Brandon Wheat Kings trade F Jesse Gabrielle (1997) to the Regina Pats in exchange for F Morgan Klimchuk (1995)

Jan. 5

  • Regina Pats trade D Kyle Burroughs (1995) and F Dryden Hunt (1995) to the Medicine Hat Tigers in exchange for D Connor Hobbs (1997), a third-round pick (2015) and second-round pick (2016)
  • Red Deer Rebels trade D Kolton Dixon (1995) to the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for G Trevor Martin (1996)
  • Red Deer Rebels trade F Jake Leschyshyn (1999) and a conditional fourth-round pick (2017) to theRegina Pats in exchange for F Connor Gay (1995), a second-round pick (2015), first-round pick (2016) and seventh-round pick (2017)
  • Spokane Chiefs trade D Reid Gow (1994) to the Brandon Wheat Kings in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick (2015)

Jan. 6

  • Kelowna Rockets trade import F Kris Schmidli (1996), D Dalton Yorke (1996), a first-round pick (2015), fourth-round pick (2016) and conditional fourth-round pick (2016 or 2017) to the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for import F Leon Draisaitl (1995)
  • Kamloops Blazers trade D Connor Clouston (1996) to the Moose Jaw Warriors in exchange for a fifth-round pick (2017)
  • Prince Albert Raiders trade import D Tomas Andrlik (1995) to the Prince George Cougars in exchange for a 12th-round pick (2015)
  • Regina Pats trade D Brady Reagan (1997) to the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for F Taylor Cooper (1995)
  • Portland Winterhawks trade G Brendan Burke (1995) to the Calgary Hitmen in exchange for G Evan Johnson (1996) and a fourth-round pick (2016)
  • Saskatoon Blades trade F Alex Forsberg (1995), a third-round pick (2015) and fourth-round pick (2016) to the Victorial Royals in exchange for F Brayden Dunn (1998) and a first-round pick (2017)
  • Saskatoon Blades trade D Adam Henry (1994) to the Portland Winterhawks in exchange for a second-round pick (2017)
  • ***Kamloops Blazers trade D Josh Connolly (1995) and a second-round pick (2016) to the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for D Brycen Martin (1996) ***VOIDED BY WHL
  • Victoria Royals trade F Axel Blomqvist (1995), a third-round pick (2015) and fifth-round pick (2017) to the Moose Jaw Warriors in exchange for import D Alexey Sleptsov (1996), G Justin Paulic (1995) and a sixth-round pick (2015)

Jan. 7

  • Red Deer Rebels trade F Tyler Sandhu (1996) to the Tri-City Americans in exchange for a fourth-round pick (2016) and a fourth-round pick (2017)
  • Prince George Cougars trade D Marc McNulty (1995) and a sixth-round pick (2016) to the Kamloops Blazers in exchange for D Josh Connolly (1995) and a sixth-round pick (2015)
  • Saskatoon Blades trade D Jordan Thomson (1996) and a first-round pick (2016) to the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for D Brycen Martin (1996) and a fifth-round pick (2017)

Jan. 8

  • Lethbridge Hurricanes trade D Lenny Hackman (1995) to the Kootenay Ice in exchange for a 12th-round pick (2015)

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