Trevor Thurston’s junior hockey career is taking him to Saskatchewan.
The 19-year-old blueliner from North Delta was traded last week by the Lethbridge Hurricanes to the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for 2003-born winger Tyson Laventure and 2004-born defenceman Ross Stanley.
Listed at 6-foot-2 and 198-pounds, Thurston had three goals, four assists and 58 penalties in 24 games with the Hurricanes.
“We are excited to add Trevor to our mix,” said Raiders general manager Curtis Hunt. “He’s a mobile, aggressive defender. He will bring grit, leadership, and stability to our back end.”
Thurston was originally drafted by the Kamloops Blazers in the fourth round of the 2017 WHL Prospects Draft. He was acquired by the Hurricanes during the 2019-20 season. In his 82 career games in the WHL, he has 11 goals and 22 points with 162 penalty minutes.
Thurston came through the North Delta Minor Hockey Association before spending four seasons in the Delta Hockey Academy.
The sport runs deep in his family with his father Brent Thurston being a former Vancouver Canucks draft pick and a current assistant coach at DHA. Trevor’s younger brother Derek was selected in the sixth round by Red Deer in last month’s WHL Prospects Draft and currently attending DHA.