Kelowna Rockets have dealt veteran blueliner Jackson DeSouza

Rockets trade blueliner

Veteran defenceman Jackson DeSouza has been granted his wish.

The overage defenceman, who has not dressed the last six games since requesting a trade, has been dealt to the Brandon Wheat Kings.

In exchange, the Rockets receive overage defenceman Kayden Sadhra-Kang.

"A veteran in the league, Sadhra-Kang will provide additional leadership to our younger defencemen," said Rockets president and GM Bruce Hamilton.

"Jackson asked to be moved. It took a while but we were able to accommodate his request.

"We thank him for his time as a Rocket and wish him all the best moving forward."

Sadhra-Kang has recorded a goal and six assists, a plus 6 rating and 30 penalty minutes while suiting up for all 27 Wheat King games this season.

During his career the 6'4, 208-pound Sadhra-Kang has amassed 41 points and 110 penalty minutes in 158 games over four seasons.

In 15 games this season DeSouza posted a goal and seven assists and 31 penalty minutes.

Sadhra-Kang is expected to join the Rockets this weekend when they kick off seven straight on the road Friday in Vancouver.

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