EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips), six-time U.S. Division champion and defending Western Conference champions of the Western Hockey League, have acquired goaltender Max Palaga (Pah-LAY-gah) from the Kamloops Blazers in exchange for a sixth round selection in the 2020 WHL Draft, Silvertips general manager Garry Davidson announced today.
Palaga, a 2000-born goaltender, has suited up in 18 games with the Blazers in his WHL career with a 5-7-0-1 record and 3.70 goals-against-average.
He earned his first career victory last season with 23 saves against the Vancouver Giants on Nov. 3, and had a career high 38 saves against the Silvertips in downtown Everett on Feb. 18.
This season, Palaga has five games in net with the Vernon Vipers (BCHL), carrying a 2-2-1 record, a .943 save percentage, one shutout, and 1.77 goals-against-average.
The 6-foot-1, 170 pound netminder was originally listed by the Blazers and made his WHL debut in 2016-17, in nearly 19 minutes of action against the Victoria Royals with six saves.
UP NEXT: The Tips return home on Friday, Nov. 2 against the Tri-City Americans at 7:35 p.m. (1380 AM / 95.3 FM / Tips App / WHL Live). Tickets are on sale at www.everettsilvertips.com/tickets.