Saturday, 10 January 2015

Royals Trade For D Bryton Sayers '96

Victoria swaps draft pick for 1996-born defenceman.

For Immediate Release
Saturday, January 10, 2015

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are pleased to announce that the club has acquired defenceman Bryton Sayers (1996) from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for a fifth round draft pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.

Sayers has played in 38 games for the Hurricanes this season and counted 10 points (2g-8a) while earning 23 minutes in penalties. For his career he has played 84 games and scored six goals and assisted on 15 tallies for 21 points. He also has 56 career minutes in penalties.

The Prince Albert, SK native was a third round selection (#48 overall) by Lethbridge in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.

The 5-10, 198 lb blueliner Sayers played his minor hockey with the Prince Albert Mintos of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League (SMAAAHL). In 2012-13 he was named the SMAAAHL’s Top Defenceman and also led all blueliners in scoring that year with 53 points (12g-41a) in 44 regular season games. In the 2013 playoffs he had eight assists in 11 games.

He also played for the Mintos during the 2011-12 season and scored 29 points (8g-21a) in 42 regular season games. He also added one goal in 12 playoff games that season.

Victoria wraps up their seven game homestand tonight when they take on the Prince George Cougars. The Royals will then go on a three game Eastern Conference road trip where they will square off against the Red Deer Rebels on Friday, January 16th, the Calgary Hitmen on Saturday, January 17th and Edmonton Oil Kings on Sunday, January 18th.

The Royals return home for a two game series against the Kamloops Blazers on Friday, January 23rd and Saturday, January 24th. Puck drop for both games is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Get your tickets in advance by calling 250-220-7777 or visiting at

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