EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips) announced today the team has been reassigned forward Patrick Bajkov from the Vegas Golden Knights (NHL).
Bajkov, entering his overage season, led the Silvertips in 2016-17 in points (78), goals (29), and was second in assists (49) – all career highs – while skating in 71 games. He is eligible to suit up for the Silvetips on Opening Night, Saturday, Sept. 23 against the Portland Winterhawks at XFINITY Arena (7:05pm). Tickets are on sale at www.everettsilvertips.com/openingweekend.
The 6-foot, 185-pound forward was second in playoff scoring for the Tips last season with 11 points in 10 games and has 188 points in 270 career WHL and Tips games. He currently ranks fifth on the Tips all-time points list, is tied for fifth in goals (79) with Carson Stadnyk and Kohl Bauml, and also skated with the Golden Knights at development camp in June.
He suited up in the Golden Knights first rookie scrimmage against the Los Angeles Kings and collected an assist.
Silvertips goaltender Carter Hart currently remains in training camps with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Opening the Silvertips home schedule, covering 36 games this season at XFINITY Arena, is Opening Night against the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday, Sept. 23 (7:05 p.m.), when the first 3,000 fans will receive a collectible Silvertips magnet schedule, presented by Lamoureux Real Estate. All fans will also witness the raising of the Silvertips fifth U.S. Division championship banner to the rafters before the opening puck drop. Season Tickets and Mini-Plan Packages (22-game and 14-game selections) are available for as low as a $50 deposit at www.everettsilvertips.com/season.