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Oilers acquire Horak and Brossoit

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / Edmonton Oilers

General Manager Craig MacTavish announced today the Edmonton Oilers have acquired centre Roman Horak and goaltender Laurent Brossoit from the Calgary Flames, in exchange for defencemen Ladislav Smid and goaltender Olivier Roy.

Horak, 22, has spent the past three seasons with the Calgary Flames organization, registering 18 points (5G, 13A) and 16 penalty minutes in 82 games with the Flames. In 86 games with Abbotsford he has posted 41 points (20G, 21A).

In 2012-13, the 6’0”, 170-pound centre, recorded seven points (2G, 5A) and two penalty minutes in 20 games with the Flames. He also spent time in the American Hockey League with the Abbotsford Heat, tallying 30 points (16G, 14A) and 24 penalty minutes in 59 games.

Horak was originally selected by the New York Rangers in the 5th round, 127th overall in the 2009 NHL Draft.

Brossoit, 20, has spent the past four seasons with the Western Hockey League’s Edmonton Oil Kings, posting a record of 88-34-13 in 146 career WHL games.

In 2011-12 Brossoit helped lead the Oil Kings to the best record in the WHL, posting a record of 42-13-5, including three shutouts. In the playoffs the Port Alberni native went 16-4-0 en route to the WHL Championship and a berth to the Memorial Cup Tournament. Brossoit was also named the WHL’s Playoff MVP for his outstanding play.

In his first professional season, the 6’3”, 200-pound netminder has played two games with the Calgary Flames AHL affiliate Abbotsford Heat and three games the ECHL’s Alaska Aces.

Brossoit was originally selected by the Calgary Flames in the 6th round, 164th overall in the 2011 NHL Draft.

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