Monday, 29 January 2018

#TradeTree - Getting The Hall Twins

In a piece of relatively-quiet news over the last couple of weeks, the Lethbridge Hurricanes signed twin brothers Adam and Justin Hall. The two Edmonton prospects were both taken by the Hurricanes in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft and come highly-regarded.

Justin had ten goals and eight assists for the CAC Edmonton Canadians Midget AAA team, while Adam collected seven goals and 13 helpers. Both have been consistent players in their careers thus far and having signed their standard player agreements, they'll be vying for spots on the team next season.

In part, the twins can thank the combination of Jayden Sittler, Adam Henry and Griffin Foulk for getting them to sign on the dotted line in Lethbridge. Why, you ask?

Well, neither of the two were selected by the Hurricanes with picks that the team initially owned.

Let's start with Sittler. The Hurricanes acquired him from Victoria back in 2015 for a seventh round pick, which the Royals used to grab Mason Krause, who is still playing high school hockey. Later on, the Canes flipped Sittler to Spokane for two draft picks. They used the third round pick to grab Kirby Proctor, while they chose Justin Hall with the seven rounder they acquired.

The more interesting tree has to do with the eighth round pick, being Adam Hall.

We'll start that discussion with the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft, where the Hurricanes picked defenseman Adam Henry. In 2013, the club swapped blueliners with Seattle, getting Griffin Foulk. In Foulk, the Canes would turn him around to Swift Current for a conditional draft pick. The conditions played out and the Canes were able to select Hall.

READ MORE: Whatever Happened To... Griffin Foulk

As it turns out, the Swift Current Broncos could potentially have a hand in another big deal, if the future turns out bright for a couple of newly-signed pieces to Peter Anholt's puzzle.

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