Brandon, MB. – The Brandon Wheat Kings have announced that veteran Daniel Asham has left the Western Hockey League club and returned home to Headingly.
A former eighth round draft pick (172nd overall) of the Wheat Kings in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft, Asham told Brandon general manager Kelly McCrimmon that he was no longer enjoying the game and has decided to move on.
In eight games with the Wheat Kings this year, the former Winnipeg AAA Midget Wild had one goal and two points. During his rookie year in 2011-12, the 6’1” 190 lb. center had four goals, 13 points and thirteen penalty minutes in 63 regular season games.
With the loss of Asham, the Wheat Kings are left with 23 players on their active roster – two goalkeepers, eight defencemen and 13 forwards.
The 6-4-1-0 Wheat Kings will continue their 7-game road trip Saturday night in Kelowna against the Rockets.