The Saskatoon Blades are very proud to have a pair of veteran players set to hit a significant career milestone.
Both Josh Nicholls and Adam Kambeitz will dress in their 300th career WHL regular season game tonight against the Prince Albert Raiders.
For Nicholls, he’s spent his entire career with the Saskatoon Blades organization after being picked 27th overall in the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft. Up to this point in his career Nicholls has posted 118 goals and 275 points in 299 regular season games for the Blades. Along with that, he’s put up an impressive +86 plus-minus rating.
Adam Kambeitz appeared in 267 career regular season games with the Red Deer Rebels before being acquired by the Blades earlier this season. Kambeitz has registered 52 goals in his WHL career while putting up 118 points and 316 career penalty minutes. Kambeitz is also widely known for his hard-work and leadership, serving as the Red Deer Rebels captain at the time of the trade to the Blades.
“It’s always a special moment when one of your players reaches 300 games, let alone having two reach it in the same game,” said Blades General Manager and Head Coach Lorne Molleken.
“For Josh, he’s been here since we first drafted him in 2007, so that makes it extra special. He’s really developed into a good young man, a leader and into an elite player in this league over his career. In the case of Adam, he’s been a warrior in his career. He’s a player that gives it his all every night and he’s a guy that every team would love to have on their roster. We want to congratulate both players on what they’ve achieved so far in their careers.”
The Blades will honour both Nicholls and Kambeitz prior to the puckdrop tonight against the Raiders. They will each be presented with a plaque from Blades Owner and Governor Jack Brodsky, while also receiving an engraved watch from Heinrichs Jewelers to signify the occasion.