EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips), seven-time U.S. Division champion and two-time Western Conference champion of the Western Hockey League, announced today that defenseman Wyatte Wylie (WIGH-lee) has been assigned to the Silvertips from the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. Wylie, preparing for his fourth WHL season as an overage-category defenseman, is expected to be available to suit up for the Silvertips on Opening Night, Friday in downtown Everett at 7:35 p.m. when the Silvertips host the Tri-City Americans.
Wylie, who turns 20 on Nov. 2, last season hit career highs and led Silvertips defensemen in points (47), assists (36), plus-minus (+33), and tied the Silvertips lead for power play assists (18) while suiting up in 67 games as a co-recipient of the Silvertips Iron Man award. He earned career-highs in power play goals (4), and game winning goals (2) last season, helping the Tips capture their third straight U.S. Division title.
The native of Everett, Wash. has 88 points and a +42 rating in 210 WHL games, all in a Silvertips jersey, along with 13 points in 43 career postseason games. He suited up in 22 postseason games en route to helping the Tips capture the Western Conference title with eight points (2g-6a) and has 13 points in 43 career WHL Playoff games, tied for 10th on the Silvertips career postseason games played list.
Wylie was originally selected by the Flyers in the fifth round (127th overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
Yesterday the Silvertips were assigned Dustin Wolf from Calgary (NHL), a seventh round selection in the 2019 NHL Draft. From the Silvertips initial pre-season roster, defensemen Jake Christiansen (St. Louis) and Gianni Fairbrother (Montreal) remain in NHL training camps.
Since the Silvertips opened play in the 2003-04 season, a total of 19 players have suited up for the Silvertips and moved onto play in the NHL.
2019-20 SCHEDULE, TICKET INFORMATION
The Tips full regular season schedule offers full 34-game season tickets, 22-game, and 14-game plans for as little as $215 total per seat. Deposits for $50 will secure a seat for the 2019-20 season, available at www.everettsilvertips.com/season or by calling (425) 252-5100 during normal business hours. Seven game packs are now on sale.
The Silvertips will launch the 2019-20 season and raise their seventh U.S. Division banner to the rafters on Opening Night, Sept. 20 at Angel of the Winds Arena against the Tri-City Americans at 7:35 p.m. The two-game homestand concludes the next evening, the first BECU Signature Saturday game against the Victoria Royals at 7:05 p.m. Both games can be heard on radio at KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM (coverage opening 30 minutes before puck drop).