Lane Zablocki was literally traded about a month ago to the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL from the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL. I can’t find any actual evidence on how the trade occurred because it seems like there were no players headed back. I’m sure the experience that Lane has had in the WHL will help the Vipers add a bit of scoring touch which appears to be the case since he’s already working his way up the points chart.
Lane’s CHL career has been inconsistent to say the least, at least when it comes to sticking to a team! He was originally drafted by the Prince George Cougars in the WHL Bantam Draft but traded to the Regina Pats a couple of years later. The following seasons, he’s played for the Red Deer Rebels, Lethbridge Hurricanes, Victoria Royals, Kelowna Rockets and now the Vernon Vipers. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a player in the WHL get moved around so often!
Hopefully when he hits the NHL as a Detroit Red Wing, he will be able to find some consistency and stability with the team.
Gettin’ the auto
It’s a little too bad that the ink seems to be drying up on this pen. As you can see, the quality of the signature isn’t great but as always, I’m happy to have gotten this signature. I was on a massive CHL binge, sending a lot of items through the mail and of course, it’s inevitable that I’ll get all kinds of autographs. This was sent to Lane through the Kelowna Rockets.
It’s all good for Red Wings prospect, Lane.
A video review of Lane Zablocki
I think Tyler probably regretted a bit on dropping the gloves here.