Chiefs acquire 2026 fifth-round pick from Kelowna in exchange for F Michael Cicek

Spokane, Wash. — The Spokane Chiefs have acquired a fifth-round pick in the 2026 WHL Prospects Draft from the Kelowna Rockets in exchange for forward Michael Cicek.

“We felt that this would be an opportunity for Mike to access more ice time going into his 19-year-old season,” Chiefs General Manager Matt Bardsley said. “Mike is a good person who comes from a quality family. We appreciate all of his contributions to the Spokane Chiefs organization and wish him all the best in Kelowna.”

Cicek played 73 games for Spokane, posting five goals and 12 assists for 17 total points. He was originally the Chiefs’ sixth-round pick (125th overall) in the 2019 WHL Draft.

The Spokane Chiefs are a member of the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey League, the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players. Since 1985 the Chiefs have been a pillar in the Spokane community, offering family-friendly entertainment and a winning tradition, which includes: two Memorial Cup Championships in 1991 & 2008, two WHL Championships in 1991 & 2008 and four Western Conference Championships in 1991, 1996, 2000 & 2008. Over 60 alumni have gone on to play in the National Hockey League.

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