The Estevan Bruins have bolstered their already strong group of forwards.

The team announced on Tuesday that forward Kade Runke is now officially a member of the Estevan Bruins.

Runke arrives in Estevan after spending the past two seasons with the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League.

"We watched him quite a bit last year when they had the hub in Regina," said Head Coach and General Manager Jason Tatarnic. "So we kind of knew what we were getting and he was just a player that we wanted to pursue. Once we knew he became available we reached out right away."

Runke, who is originally from Grunthal, Manitoba, should give the Bruins even more depth up front, Tatarnic said.

"He's got some speed, he's got some offensive capabilities. He's a pretty thick kid. So he just adds depth to our lineup up front."

The upcoming Centennial Cup was also a big reason for why Runke chose Estevan.

"He wants to be a part of the national championship, that was motivation for him to come here," Tatarnic said.

Expect to see Runke in a Bruins jersey this weekend when the Bruins travel to Melville and Weyburn.