Thursday, 1 August 2013

Traber Claimed by Giants

Victoria Royals overage forward Tim Traber was grabbed off waivers by the Vancouver Giants. 

According to 'The Province', Traber is currently looking to land a job in the Swiss Pro League.  

The move leaves the Royals with 4 overagers; Jordan Fransoo, Ben Walker, Logan Nelson and Mitch Deacon. 

Here's the link and story below:

The Vancouver Giants’ already muddled overage situation became a even more complex Wednesday when the team claimed Tim Traber off waivers. The rugged winger played the previous two years in the WHL with the Victoria Royals, and, before that, spent two seasons with their predecessor, the Chilliwack Bruins.

The Quesnel native is listed at 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds. In 215 career regular season games, he has 11 goals, 32 points and 433 minutes in penalties.

The one lock for one of the three overage spots with Vancouver would seem to be left winger Cain Franson. Also in the running are left winger Marek Tvrdon, who is a Detroit Red Wings draft pick with a signed pro contract, and defenceman Dalton Thrower, a trade pick-up this off-season for Vancouver who is an unsigned Montreal Canadiens prospect.

Twenty-year-old players are eligible to play minor pro.

Traber may not be available, either. Giants general manager Scott Bonner says that he’s currently trying to land a job in a Swiss pro league.

A big, physical winger willing to step up for his teammates is right in Bonner’s wheelhouse, so if all four players wind up in Vancouver, it’s not an automatic that Traber will be the odd man out.