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Newcomer Adam Henry Excited To Be Playing For Winning Team

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Adam Henry (photo courtesy WHL)

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(1090 The Fan) – It didn’t take Seattle’s new defenseman long to get acquainted with his new teammates.

Just under 20 minutes in fact.

Henry, acquired from Lethbridge (1-7-0-1) on Wednesday in exchange for defenseman Griffin Foulk, scored a goal in the first period of Saturday night’s game against Tri-City off an assist from fellow defenseman Jerret Smith.  The goal at the 19:57 mark.

“I’d say excited is an understatement,” Henry said. “I’m flying sky high right now, feeling great. I’ve had a lot of fun here since I got here. The two games we’ve played have been great games.”

For Henry, it was also a particularly unique situation given that the last game he played was against Seattle while wearing a Lethbridge Hurricanes uniform.

“Yeah, it’s funny the last game I played with my old team was against my new team and they worked us pretty good. It feels good being on the other side now,” Henry added with a laugh.

T-Birds Trade Forsberg

The Thunderbirds traded 20-year-old defenseman Jesse Forsberg to the Moose Jaw Warriors for a third-round pick in the 2015 Bantam Draft, Wednesday. The T-Birds had four 20-year-olds on the roster and by league rule could only keep three past the October 10th deadline.

“We had to make the overage decision,” Seattle head coach Steve Konowalchuk said.  “I think…with Adam (Henry) and Forsberg, we wanted to get a year older. (Henry brings) a little bit of a different style, a little more speed, (Henry’s) a little more of a puck mover.”

The three 20-year-olds left on Seattle’s roster are left wing Mitch Elliot, center Erik Benoit and right wing Seth Swenson.

– Anthony Dion, 1090 The Fan

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