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Skoleski On Board

EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips and general manager Garry Davidson announced today the signing of prospect forward Devon Skoleski to a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement.

“Devon came into camp as a free agent invite and made an impact on us very quickly,” said Davidson. “He’s a testimony to the rewards that are around the corner when a strong work ethic meets opportunity. He gets around the ice very well and has a great skill package. With his history of offensive production, we’re confident his upside will be a tremendous fit.”

Skoleski (skohl-ES-kee), 17, has suited up in two preseason games with the Silvertips – wins in back-to-back nights over Spokane and Portland on Sept. 5-6 – and last season earned 56 points (25g-31a) in 44 games, leading the Eastman Selects in scoring and ranking sixth in the Manitoba Midget Hockey League. The 5-foot-9, 150-pound forward led the club in assists (31), power play points (15), power play assists (9), and was second in goals (25).

The native of St. Adolphe, Manitoba also added a goal in one game last season with the Winnipeg Blues (MJHL).

The Silvertips announced the following players have been released from training camp: 

  • Tyler Fraser (D)
  • Nik Malenica (LW)

 

The following player was also assigned:

PLAYER                  POS     CLUB ASSIGNED TO           HOW ACQUIRED
Montana Onyebuchi  D         Eastman Selects (MMHL)       Selected in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft (3rd round, 63rd overall)

The Silvertips return to play in a preseason tournament hosted by the Tri-City Americans, beginning tomorrow at Toyota Center against the Prince George Cougars at 11:00 a.m.

For more information visit www.everettsilvertips.com or call 425-252-5100. To keep up with all the latest team news and information, “like” the Everett Silvertips Hockey Club on Facebook or follow @WHLSilvertips on Twitter.

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