The Cougars have traded import defenceman Martin Marincin (1992 Kosice, Slovakia) along with three draft-picks to the Regina Pats in exchange for import defenceman Ricard Blidstrand (1992 Stockholm, Sweden), a first round draft pick in 2012, a second round draft pick in 2012 and a 5th round draft pick in 2013.

In addition to Marincin, the Cougars are also trading a 4th round draft pick in 2012, a 7th round draft pick in 2012 and a 4th round draft pick in 2013 to complete the deal.