The Virden Oil Capitals have acquired forward Luke Robson (2004) and future considerations from the Waywayseecappo Wolverines. In exchange the Oil Caps have traded their 1st round pick (8th overall) in this year’s MJHL Prospect Draft, along with prospect Dawson Andries (2005) to the Wolverines.
Robson was the 1st overall selection by the Wolverines in the 2019 MJHL Draft and was also selected in the 9th round of the WHL Draft by the Moose Jaw Warriors that same year. Robson who hails from Carberry, MB played 2 seasons for the U18 Southwest Cougars before suiting up for the Wolverines in the 2021 2022 season. The rookie forward played in 46 regular season games and scored 12 goals and added 17 assists for 29 points. Robson spent this past season in the WHL with a very young Edmonton Oil Kings team and played in 60 games registering 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points.
The Oil Caps meanwhile had to give up their 1st round pick in this year’s prospect draft along with prospect forward Dawson Andries from Killarney, MB to acquire Robson. Andries (2005) spent the last 3 seasons with the U18 Southwest Cougars suiting up in 90 regular season games over that time and put up 80 points.
GM and Head Coach Tyson Ramsey had some very good things to say about both players involved in today’s trade.
“We are very very excited to add a player like Luke to our organization”, said Ramsey. “He brings exactly what we felt we lacked at times this last season, and that’s another dynamic forward that has a natural ability to score. He is a veteran player that has experience in our league as well as the WHL and he will be an impact player right away for us. He is a great skater, with great skills, a very high hockey IQ and he works extremely hard. Luke is an outstanding young man that comes from a very good and well respected family. We would like to welcome Luke and his family to our organization.”
Ramsey was also very complimentary of Dawson Andries.
“In order to get good players you have to sometimes give up good ones and Dawson is a good player”, said Ramsey. “He is a big body that plays physical and goes to the hard areas of the rink to score. He plays with an edge and we think he will be a good player in our league. It is tough to give a prospect like that up but we needed to add to our top 6 forward group and Robson fits that more. Dawson is going to get a great opportunity with the Wolverines and we wish him all the best.”
The Oil Caps will head into the MJHL Prospect Draft this Sunday in Winnipeg and you can follow all the action live on the MJHL website and keep up with all the Oil Capitals selections on their social media channels. There will be a full draft recap on the Oil Capitals website, www.oilcapshockey.com, on Monday, June 5th with detailed information about all the team’s 2023 Draft picks.