Elkhorn’s Layne Toder is now a Dauphin King.

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League franchise acquired the standout 20-year-old defenceman from the Portage Terriers, along with future considerations, for 20-year-old defenceman Cole Dekoninck and 18-year-old forwards Noah Wagner and Dylan Winsor.

In an audio interview posted on the Kings’ website, head coach and general manager Doug Hedley said the organization felt at this time it needed a player like Toder, who he described as “more of a stay-at-home defenceman … (taking) care of his D zone is one of his first priorities.”

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Toder, the son of Jolene and Curtis, helped Portage win the 2017 MJHL title. He then spent the next two seasons with the Western Hockey League’s Calgary Hitmen before returning to Portage partway through the 2019-2020 campaign. Toder had two assists in six games with Portage this season. On the Terriers’ website, the team thanked Toder for his time in Portage and wished him good luck in Dauphin.




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