EVERETT – The Everett Silvertips today announced the addition of 1994-born forward Brayden Low, who was recently listed by the club. A former bantam draft pick of the Portland Winterhawks, Low has left the Powell River Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League to begin practicing the Silvertips this week.
Low, 18, has skated in five WHL games with Portland over the past two seasons since being selected by the Winterhawks in the seventh round (#134 overall) of the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound center played four games for the ‘Hawks as a 16-year-old during the 2010-11 season and another last year before attending training camp with the Seattle Thunderbirds prior to this season.
Hailing from Richmond, British Columbia, Low has recorded four goals, ten points and 12 penalty minutes in 17 BCHL games with the Powell River Kings and Merritt Centennials so far this year. He skated in 44 games for Merritt last season, totaling 15 points on five goals (including three game-winners) and ten assists while also compiling 26 penalty minutes. Low also played 44 games in the Junior-A KIJHL from 2010 to 2011, registering 25 points (11g/14a) and 68 penalties minutes for the Richmond Sockeyes.
“We’re happy to add Brayden to our lineup to help provide us with more depth up front,” said Silvertips General Manager Garry Davidson. “He’s a player I’ve been very familiar with since before he was drafted into the league, and he’s excited to be here. We expect Brayden to be a hard-working player who is good on face-offs and should be able to play quality minutes for us both at even strength and on the penalty kill.”
The Silvertips return to action Friday night when they travel to Vancouver Island to face the Victoria Royals at 7:05 pm. The ‘Tips will then return to Comcast Arena for a pair of home games to round out the weekend, hosting the Vancouver Giants and Medicine Hat Tigers on Saturday and Sunday in downtown Everett.
Season tickets and mini-game packages for the Silvertips’ 10th Anniversary season at Comcast Arena are on sale now. For more information visit www.everettsilvertips.com or call 425-252-5100. To keep up with all the latest ‘Tips news, “like” the Everett Silvertips Hockey Club on Facebook or follow @WHLSilvertips on Twitter.