The Red Deer Rebels acquired 19-year old forward Jake DeBrusk from the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for 18-year old forward Lane Pederson, a first round selection in the 2017 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft and a third round pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.

The Edmonton native is in his third WHL season. He has played in 168 games, scored 66 goals and 80 assists for 146 points. He was a first round selection of the Boston Bruins, 14th overall, in the 2015 NHL Draft.