The Broncos announcing today that they have signed 17 year old defenceman Derek Claffey.

Claffey spent time during the 2004/2005 year with fellow teammate, and defensive linemate Paul Postma as members of the Red Deer Optimist Rebels.

Claffey was drafted by the Broncos in the 3rd round, 52nd overall in the 2004 WHL Entry Draft.