Zgraggen has one goal an six assists in 33 games this season with the Royals. A native of Lethbridge, Alberta, Zgraggen will now be closer to family and friends by playing in Calgary.
Zgraggen has spent the last year and a half with the Royals after playing the 2010-11 season with the Chilliwack Bruins.
Zgraggen will join a Hitmen blueline that has given up the second fewest goals in the Western Hockey League's Eastern Conference. At 106 goals against, only the Edmonton Oil Kings have given up fewer goals at 94 goals against. The Hitmen have also given up the fourth fewest goals in the WHL.
The Hitmen are also currently second in the Eastern Conference with 58 points, one point back of the Oil Kings in the Central Division. Their next game is in Brandon Tuesday night, with their next home game against the Prince George Cougars on Friday, January 18 at the Scotiabank Saddledome.