Oil Kings Acquire Cheek From Giants

Jan 09, 2013 - 03:54 MST

Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Oil Kings’ General Manager Bob Green announced today the team has acquired veteran forward Trevor Cheek from the Vancouver Giants in exchange for a second round draft pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.

Cheek is a 6'2" 198-pound forward who was acquired by the Giants early this season from the Calgary Hitmen.    The Vancouver, Washington native is 20 years old and fills the last available over-age spot on the  Oil Kings roster.   Those other two 20-year-old spots are taken by forwards T.J. Foster and Dylan Wruck.

"Trevor Cheek is a tough, versatile, veteran player who can take on multiple roles in our top 9 forward group." said Green "He should have instant chemistry in our room having played with David Musil in Vancouver and Henrik Samuelsson in midget."

Cheek was leading the Giants with 18 goals and was second in team scoring with 33 points. The gritty two-way forward has totaled 164 games, 51 goals, 56 assists and 147 penalty minutes over his three WHL seasons with Calgary and Vancouver.

The second round pick included in the deal was originally acquired from Portland last season in exchange for the rights to Cam Reid.