Broncos acquire overage goaltender Flodell

The Swift Current Broncos have acquired overage goaltender Logan Flodell from the Saskatoon Blades in a September 20 trade.

For the second straight season the Swift Current Broncos have landed an overage goaltender to bolster their roster after reaching out to the Saskatoon Blades to acquire 20-year-old Logan Flodell.

The Broncos parted with a second round pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft along with a fifth round pick in the 2019 draft in order to acquire the veteran netminder.

“Flodell is a sound player and we are happy to have him join our hockey club,” Broncos Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel Manny Viveiros stated in a press release. “He brings a lot of experience in this league and is a welcomed addition to the Broncos.”

In a pair of preseason wins this year Flodell boasted a 1.50 goals against average and a .957 save percentage.

Flodell started his WHL career with the Seattle Thunderbirds before taking over the starting net minding duties with the Blades last season. He posted a 22-20-4-0 record and a .912 save percentage and a 2.81 goals against average with Saskatoon during the 2016-2017 season. During his career he has appeared in 100 games, posting a 48-35-8-1 record and a .907 save percentage, with six shutouts. He has only a single game of WHL playoff experience.

At last year’s trade deadline, the Broncos acquired overage goaltender Jordan Papirny and a fourth round draft pick in 2018 from the Brandon Wheat Kings in exchange for 19-year-old veteran goaltender Travis Child, 19-year-old defenceman Kade Jensen, plus a second round draft pick in 2019 and a fifth round pick in 2018.

The Broncos open the season on Friday in Saskatoon when they take on the Blades at the SaskTel Centre.