The Warriors announced Tuesday morning they have traded the rights to Wallstedt to the Portland Winterhawks in exchange for a sixth-round selection in the 2023 Western Hockey League Draft.
Wallstedt is currently the top-ranked European goaltender heading into July’s National Hockey League Entry Draft and is consistently listed as a top-10 overall selection.
The Warriors selected Wallstedt in the first round, 46th overall in the 2019 Import Draft, but the Sweden-born netminder elected to remain home and play professional hockey. He suited up for Lulea in Sweden’s top division this past winter and played 22 games, putting up a 2.23 goals against average and .908 save percentage against players decades his elder.
The Warriors have retained the rights to Czech Republic forward Martin Rysavy, and as a result will have a single pick in the 2021 Draft on June 30.