EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips), two-time Western Conference champions and six time U.S. Division champions of the Western Hockey League, announced today that forward and 2018-19 captain Connor Dewar has been selected by the Minnesota Wild in the third round (92nd overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft.
“It brings tremendous pleasure to congratulate Connor Dewar, on behalf of the Everett Silvertips, on being selected by the Minnesota Wild in the third round of the NHL Draft,” said Silvertips general manager Garry Davidson. “He’s an example of patience, relentless work ethic, and passion. His approach hasn’t changed since the first day he set foot in our dressing room at 16 years of age. Continuing that standard will greatly benefit him as captain, our club for next season, and his future at the next level. We’re looking forward to what he has in store.”
Dewar, 18, was named the Silvertips Most Dedicated Player this past season while serving as an alternate captain, one where he shattered career highs in points (68), assists (30) and goals (38), leading the Silvertips in goals while becoming the youngest player in Silvertips history to reach the 38-goal mark. In the postseason, he was second on the program in points (26) and goals (12) in all 22 games, leading the entire league in plus-minus (+24) and shots on goal (106). He has been a part of two Silvertips teams that captured the U.S. Division title, and this season earned their second trip to the Rogers WHL Championship Series as Western Conference champions.
In Game 6 of the Western Conference Championship Series on Apr. 30, his goal at Tri-City with 10:08 left in the third period sparked a three-goal rally by the Silvertips out of a 5-2 deficit, eventually won by Kevin Davis’ overtime power play goal for the second Western Conference title in franchise history.
Dewar was tied with Riley Sutter for the Silvertips lead in scoring during the Rogers WHL Championship Series with five points (3g-2a) in six games, also earning the eventual game winner in Game 1 at Swift Current, the first WHL Championship Series win in franchise history.
Dewar skated last summer in development camp with the Toronto Maple Leafs and was one of three Silvertips listed on the final rankings by National Hockey League Central Scouting for the upcoming 2018 NHL Entry Draft, included with forward Riley Sutter (Washington Capitals selection, third round, 2018) and defenseman Wyatte Wylie.
The 1999-born forward has missed only five games in his WHL career, totaling 116 points (63g-53a) and a +19 rating in 211 career games, all spent in a Silvertips jersey. At age 16 he scored in his WHL debut, on opening night of the 2015-16 season in a Silvertips victory at Prince George. He was named co-recipient of the Silvertips Iron Man award and named Silvertips Rookie of the Year in 2015-16, and the following season became the youngest player in Silvertips history to earn the Booster Club F.I.E.R.C.E. Predator Award.
2018-19 SCHEDULE, TICKET INFORMATION
The Silvertips open the 2018-19 pre-season schedule with the Delta Hotels Preseason Classic in downtown Everett, starting Friday, Aug. 31 in a 7:00 p.m. game against the Tri-City Americans. Ticket packages and tickets for all nine games of the Delta Hotels Preseason Classic, starting each day with an 11:30am game, will be on sale soon. The regular season schedule for the 2018-19 season will be announced soon, offering full season tickets, 22-game, and 14-game plans for as little as $200 total per seat. Deposits for $50 will secure a seat for the 2018-19 season, available at www.everettsilvertips.com/season or by calling (425) 252-5100.
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