Tips Add Forward Depth in Deal for Millar
EVERETT – The Everett Silvertips today announced the acquisition of 18-year-old forward Graham Millar from the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for a conditional fifth-round selection in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft.
“Graham is a young player who we believe will grow into a solid member of our team and provide us with some depth up front as an 18-year-old,” said General Manager Garry Davidson. “He’s a good sized guy at 6-2 and a right-handed shot who can play all three forward positions. I’m familiar with Graham going back to his WHL Draft year and we’ve also had positive reports from Saskatchewan scout Garry Ryhorchuk about him.”
Millar (pronounced Miller) played 61 games with Saskatoon during his rookie WHL season in 2013-14. The Penticton, British Columbia native scored seven goals and assisted on six others for a total of 13 points in addition to compiling 37 penalty minutes last season. He finished the year strong with three points (2g/1a) in his last four games for the rebuilding Blades.
“I’m really excited to be going to Everett,” said Millar. “I know they have a lot of great fans and when I played there last year the building was really full, plus I have a couple of friends that I know there like Tyler Sandhu and Carter Cochrane. I’m going to try to start off with a good camp and have a big presence for the team next year.”
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound forward also has three Junior-A games on his resume, suiting up for the BCHL’s Penticton Vees twice in 2012-13 and once the year prior. Millar spent his 16-year-old season with the Okanagan Rockets of the BC Major Midget League, totaling 15 points (7g/8a) and 28 penalty minutes in 34 regular season games before chipping in three more points (1g/2a) in eight playoff contests.
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