photo: Randy Feere / Medicine Hat Tigers

Rockets acquire over age defenceman

Dalton Gally from the Medicine Hat Tigers joins the Rockets

The Kelowna Rockets have acquired over-age defenceman Dalton Gally from the Medicine Hat Tigers in exchange for a 10th round pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft.

The Eagle River, Alaska native is a left shooting, 227 lbs, 6 feet 5inches tall D-man born Jan. 26, 1998.

In 135 career WHL games all with the Medicine Hat Tigers, Gally has scored three goals while adding 18 assists for a total of 21 points as well as 106 penalty minutes. The towering defenceman added three assists in six post season games as well.

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“We had an opportunity to add another defenceman and with Zablocki out for at least 10 more days it was an opportunity to get a player in here and have a look at him,” said Rockets general manager Bruce Hamilton. “We currently have five right-handed defenceman and we needed to get a left handed guy in here to help out with some of the young players that are playing on their off-side. That’s the main reason why we’ve looked at this. He’s going to come in and we’re going to give him a chance to show us what he can do. He is a big, heavy guy that isn’t afraid to get involved physically which is something I think we need also.”

The Rockets sent a 10th round selection in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft to Medicine Hat in exchange for Gally.

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