January 10, 2017 will stick with Jordy Stallard for a while.
The Winnipeg Jets prospect, selected 127th overall in the 2016 NHL Draft, was sleeping in a hotel room in Saskatoon. His Calgary Hitmen were scheduled to take on the Blades that night.
"I got woken up by our coach in the morning," Stallard said, recalling the day. "I was told to go see my manager on the top floor there, and I guess I kind of knew it was coming, and they told me I was traded to Prince Albert."
The Brandon, MB native, now 19-years-old, had been with the Hitmen since he was 17. All of that was about to change.