From the Hitmen Office:
Calgary, AB - Calgary Hitmen General Manager and Vice President, Business Operations Mike Moore announced today that the club has acquired forward Linden Penner from the Everett Silvertips in exchange for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.
“We identified Linden at the Flames development camp where we thought his play was strong,” said Moore on the 6-3, 220-pound forward. “He is a big and solid winger who likes to go to the net and will add more size and presence to our lineup.”
Linden, a native of Sherwood Park, Alberta, has dressed for one game with the Silvertips this season. The 18-year-old rookie was one of 44 prospects that attended the Calgary Flames summer development camp on a try-out agreement in July and participated in the 2013 Young Stars Classic in Penticton, British Columbia in September.