July 17th, 2019

Tigers trade Williams to Oil Kings

By Ryan McCracken on January 10, 2019.

Medicine Hat Tigers winger Josh Williams adjusts his helmet during the media break in a Western Hockey League game against the Regina Pats on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at the Canalta Centre. After Williams was traded to the Edmonton Oil Kings in exchange for 18-year-old centre Brett Kemp at the WHL Trade Deadline on Jan. 10, 2019, his Tiger teammates insisted on one last trip to Dairy Queen.

The Medicine Hat Tigers sent 17-year-old winger Josh Williams to the Edmonton Oil Kings in exchange for 18-year-old centre Brett Kemp in a last-minute transaction ahead of the Western Hockey League’s trade deadline Thursday afternoon.

“We’re excited to welcome Brett and his family to the Tigers organization,” Tigers head coach and general manager Shaun Clouston said in a release. “We look forward to working with him and helping him further develop. We would also like to thank Josh for his contributions to the Tigers and wish him all the best in Edmonton.”

Williams — recently selected to compete with Team Orr at the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game — leaves the Tigers after posting 21 goals and 21 assists in 92 games over the past two seasons, including nine goals and 12 assists this year.

Kemp has 43 goals and 46 assists in 146 WHL contests and sits just shy of the point-per-game mark this season with 22 goals and 17 assists as a member of the Oil Kings.

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