For Sundher, the writing has been on the wall since he inked his deal with Buffalo. The Royals entered the trade deadline mired in a nine-game losing streak and were likely going to be given an opportunity to gain assets in exchange for a player who will be playing professionally in the fall. He leaves Victoria as the franchise's all-time leading scorer with 90 goals and 241 points in 255 career games.
With that behind him, Sundher now gets to travel a thousand miles east to Manitoba to finish off his junior career. The speedster is likely to be the Wheat Kings #1 center, giving him an opportunity to play alongside Team Canada scorer Mark Stone, and likely increasing his chances of becoming the Sabres first 100-point prospect since Dylan Hunter hit it big with London in 2005-06.
Sundher will make his Wheat Kings debut Wednesday in Brandon against the Saskatoon Blades.
Click below for Sundher's 2011-12 highlight playlist.