Chiefs Acquire Bertaggia From Brandon - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Chiefs Acquire Bertaggia From Brandon

Marek Kalus was traded to the Brandon Wheat Kings for Alessio Bertaggia (Photo: Spokane Chiefs) Marek Kalus was traded to the Brandon Wheat Kings for Alessio Bertaggia (Photo: Spokane Chiefs)
  • HockeyMore>>

  • Andersen helps Maple Leafs beat Bruins 3-1 to force Game 7

    Andersen helps Maple Leafs beat Bruins 3-1 to force Game 7

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:36:10 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:34 PM EDT2018-04-24 17:34:57 GMT
    (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Maple Leafs centre Tyler Bozak (42) and goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) celebrate their win over the Boston Bruins in NHL round one playoff hockey action in Toronto on Monday, April 23, 2018.(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Maple Leafs centre Tyler Bozak (42) and goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) celebrate their win over the Boston Bruins in NHL round one playoff hockey action in Toronto on Monday, April 23, 2018.
    Frederik Andersen stopped 32 shots to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins, forcing a decisive Game 7 in the first-round series.>>
    Frederik Andersen stopped 32 shots to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins, forcing a decisive Game 7 in the first-round series.>>
  • Caps roll over Blue Jackets, look to nemesis Pittsburgh

    Caps roll over Blue Jackets, look to nemesis Pittsburgh

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:55 AM EDT2018-04-24 07:55:44 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:34 PM EDT2018-04-24 17:34:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Washington Capitals' Dmitry Orlov, left, of Russia, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammate Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Monday, April 23...(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Washington Capitals' Dmitry Orlov, left, of Russia, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammate Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Monday, April 23...
    After rolling over the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Washington Capitals can look toward avenging some playoff disappointments.>>
    After rolling over the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Washington Capitals can look toward avenging some playoff disappointments.>>
  • LEADING OFF: Ohtani faces champs; Cubs-Indians rematch

    LEADING OFF: Ohtani faces champs; Cubs-Indians rematch

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-04-24 03:05:56 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:48 AM EDT2018-04-24 07:48:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith). Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, right, watches from the dugout during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Monday, April 23, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith). Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, right, watches from the dugout during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Monday, April 23, 2018, in Houston.
    LEADING OFF: Ohtani faces defending champs; Cubs-Indians in 2016 Series rematch; Porcello, Berrios try to keep it rolling on mound.>>
    LEADING OFF: Ohtani faces defending champs; Cubs-Indians in 2016 Series rematch; Porcello, Berrios try to keep it rolling on mound.>>

The Spokane Chiefs look to add to their offensive arsenal after trade with Brandon Wheat Kings.

The Chiefs have traded forward Marek Kalus, prospect Rhett Gardner, and two future draft picks in exchange for Brandon's leading scorer Alessio Bertaggia.

Bertaggia led the team with 16 goals, 18 assists and 34 points in 30 games. In 94 career games, he has 40 goals and 84 points. He was a first round pick, 33rd overall, in the 2011 CHL Import Draft. He also has six points in 12 games with team Switzerland in two World Junior Hockey Championships.

"Alessio gives us an elite player with very special skill," Chiefs GM Tim Speltz said. "He is a proven scorer in the WHL and has had a tremendous amount of experience internationally."

Kalus recorded a career-high 20 goals and 42 points in 68 games last season, but due to injury he has only played in 11 games this season. Kalus has played 113 career games with Spokane. 

"Obviously with the WHL rules limiting each team to two import players, if you acquire one you have to lose one and this is the case with Marek," Speltz said. "We thank him for his time in Spokane and wish him luck throughout his career.

"Rhett is a very good prospect and a tough price to play but we acquired a great asset for this year's team in Alessio," Speltz said.

Gardner was Spokane's second round selection in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.

Brandon will also receive a third round pick in 2013 and a fifth round pick in 2014.

  • Pro

    • Mariners drop 2nd straight to White Sox

      Mariners give up 10 runs in loss to White Sox

      Starting pitcher Mike Leake gave up eight earned runs and 12 hits in just 3.1 innings.

    • PBR Billings

      Highlights from the PBR stop in Billings
    • Photo: Seattle Sounders

      Sounders get 1st win of season, beating Minnesota FC 3-1

      It was the second straight positive result for the Sounders following their 0-3-0 start to the season coming off their 2-2 road draw at Sporting Kansas City last weekend.

    • Claudio Montanha Jr. Moves to No. 1 in World After Win in Billings

      Brazilian Claudio Montanha Jr. won his second event of the season on Sunday at the 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast, Stanley Performance In Action Invitational presented by Cooper Tires.

    • Billings PBR Round 2 Highlights and Scores

      Night two of the PBR saw more excitement and wins from the stock.

    • Throwback Thursday Deb Greenough

      Red Lodge native Deb Greenough will be inducted into the PRCA Hall of Fame in August. KULR-8 looks back on his career in professional rodeo.
    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/