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Hurricanes Trade for Baer

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club announced Monday that they have acquired 1997-born forward Alec Baer from the Vancouver Giants in exchange for a third round draft pick in the 2017 Western Hockey League Bantam.

Baer, 19, hails from St. Louis Park, Minnesota and was undrafted by the Giants. The 5’10”, 172-pound forward has appeared in 39 games this season with the Giants collecting 18 points (3g-15a) along with a minus-1 rating and 12 penalty minutes. The right-hand shot winger set career highs last season with 19 goals, 20 assists and 39 games in 68 games. Baer has appeared in 240 WHL games collecting 105 points (44g-61a) along with 87 penalty minutes.

He was named the top High School freshman player in Minnesota by SB Nation College Hockey in November of 2012 before joining the Giants. He played his high school hockey at Benilde-St Margaret’s School where he registered 15 points (5g-10a) along with 10 penalty minutes in 19 games in 2012-2013.

Baer is expected to join the Hurricanes in Edmonton and make his debut on Wednesday when the Hurricanes face the Oil Kings at 7:00pm at Rogers Place.

The Hurricanes return to the ENMAX Centre on Friday night when they welcome the Prince George Cougars on ‘Cougar Night’ at 7:00pm. Tickets are available by online, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre or Yates Ticket Centre’s.

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