Kelowna Rockets President/GM Bruce Hamilton announced today that the Rockets have acquired the rights to forward Leon Draisaitl from the Prince Albert Raiders.

Draisaitl, 19, was released back to the WHL by the Edmonton Oilers on the weekend and is expected in the Rockets lineup on Wednesday.

In exchange for the rights to Draisaitl, Kelowna has sent European import Kris Schmidli, defenceman Dalton Yorke and a 1st round WHL bantam draft pick in 2015 to the Raiders. The trade also involves two 4th round WHL bantam picks going Prince Albert's way, one guaranteed (in 2016) and one conditional (in 2016 or 2017).

"We're excited to add a player of Leon's ability to our roster," said Hamilton. "We gave up a lot to acquire him. I'd like to thank Kris and Dalton for everything they have done for the Rockets organization while they have been here."

With this transaction, the Raiders have acquired five roster players (Heffley, Lees, Glover, Schmidli, and Yorke), four WHL Bantam draft picks (1st in 15, 2nd in 16, 3rd in 17, 4th in 16) and a pending conditional pick from the Kelowna Rockets this season.