Daniil Babchuk, the standout second-year defenceman with the Slave Lake Icedogs is no longer with the team. Traded to Fox Creek is the word from the team’s general manager Lauren Barr.
And the official reason?
“No comment,” she said in an email response to that question.
Barr also said she expects Babchuk will do well in Fox Creek. “Dean (Whitney, the Ice Kings’ head coach) has good pro contacts, so a blessing for him,” she adds.
Babchuk joins last season’s scoring star for the Icedogs, Ilias Okemow in the Fox Creek lineup.
As for what the Icedogs got in return for the Ukrainian player, Barr says “monetary considerations.” She also said the Icedogs were “bringing in more defencemen.”