T-Birds Acquire Ryan Gottfried From Red Deer

Seattle sends rights to Noah Barlage and Bantam Pick to Rebels

KENT, October 2, 2019 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Bil La Forge announced today the team has acquired defenseman Ryan Gottfried from the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for the rights to defenseman Noah Barlage and a conditional seventh round pick in the 2022 Bantam Draft.

“Ryan is a big, strong defenseman who will compete for a spot while also adding to our depth on the back end,” said La Forge.

Gottfried, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a 6’4, 207-pound left shot defenseman who has played in two games this season. Last year with the Rebels Gottfried played in 46 games and had a goal and seven assists for eight points.

Barlage was originally selected by the T-Birds in the seventh round, 142nd overall, in the 2018 Bantam Draft.

The T-Birds next game is tonight at the Kamloops Blazers at 7pm. They travel to Spokane to take on the Chiefs on Friday at 7:05pm. The T-Birds return to accesso ShoWare Center on Saturday to take on the Victoria Royals at 6:05pm.

Single game tickets are on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.

The T-Birds are now taking orders for Flex-24 Ticket packages. Fans that purchase the 24-Flex Ticket Package will be able to select any available premium seat for any game, in any ticket combination, during the 2019-20 season.

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