By Ryan McCracken on October 10, 2018.
Dalton Gally’s time as a Medicine Hat Tiger has reached an end.
The 20-year-old Texan defenceman was traded to the Kelowna Rockets Wednesday in exchange for an undisclosed conditional bantam draft pick after a 135-game career in orange and black.
Gally joined the Tigers to start the 2016-17 season and quickly became an important part of Medicine Hat’s Central Division championship roster. Gally chipped in with a goal and eight assists while providing a calm presence on Medicine Hat’s back end that season, Gally went on to add two goals and 10 assists with the Tigers last year before entering the pre-season as one of four remaining overage players on Medicine Hat’s roster.
While Gally got into the first five games of the season with Dylan MacPherson and Linus Nassen attending camp with the American Hockey League’s Springfield Thunderbirds, the pair of fellow blueliners returned to Medicine Hat on Oct. 2 — leaving Gally scratched from the lineup over the next four games leading up to Wednesday’s trade.
Defenceman David Quenneville and centre Mason Shaw were also eligible to return to the Tigers as overagers this season, though as expected, both have started their seasons on professional ice.
The Tigers host Gally’s Rockets on Dec. 15.
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