January 8, 2019
by Robert Murray
Defenceman Seth Bafaro is back in his home province following a trade last Wednesday between the Saskatoon Blades and the Vancouver Giants.
In return, the Blades have received a fifth-round selection in the 2021 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.
The 5-foot-11, 186-pound defenceman from Kamloops, B.C. was originally selected in the third round, 49th overall, of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft by the Tri-City Americans.
He had played two years at the Okanagan Hockey Academy, a year of bantam and first year midget, in 2014-15, and 2015-16.
Bafaro made his WHL debut on November 25, 2015 against the Everett Silvertips and scored the first goal of his WHL career October 11, 2017 with the Blades.
Bafaro joined the Blades ahead of the 2017-18 WHL Regular Season. Overall, he’s appeared in 116 WHL regular season games.
In that span he’s recorded seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points along with a +8 rating and 70 penalty minutes. In 27 games this season with the Saskatoon Blades, Bafaro has registered four goals and three assists for seven points and a +3 rating. Two of Bafaro’s four goals have been game winners. In the summer of 2016, Bafaro was invited to attend Hockey Canada’s U-17 Summer Development Camp, but could not attend due to injury.
The 18-year-old joined the Giants for their game in Lethbridge Friday, January 4, which finished 4-3 Hurricanes.