Silvertips Right Wing and Captain Bryce Kindopp Signs Three-Year Entry Level Contract with Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
EVERETT, WA – The Everett Silvertips, seven time U.S. Division champions and two time Western Conference champions of the Western Hockey League, announced today that right winger and captain Bryce Kindopp has signed a three-year, entry level free agent contract with the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League, effective starting in the 2020-21 season.
“Bryce Kindopp is one of those players combining excellent talent and character, and we’re extremely proud of him for achieving a landmark day in his career and life by signing with the Anaheim Ducks,” said Silvertips general manager Garry Davidson. “He has embraced every responsibility as a Silvertip, forged his own legacy, and developed necessary habits to be successful at the pro level. It’s also a day to celebrate our organization and the abilities to place individuals on the NHL radar, and our coaching staff who operate with a great reputation for preparing players for the next level. We look forward to Bryce’s continued contributions here for the remainder of our season as a leader, and look forward to following his future accomplishments.”
Kindopp, 20, has spent all five-plus seasons in a Silvertips jersey and has 194 points and 86 goals in 263 career games, along with a +66 rating, 34 power play goals and six shorthanded goals in his WHL career. This season, he is the Silvertips leader in goals (38, 4th in WHL), game winning goals (11), and overtime goals (3) while ranking second in points (71), power play goals (13), plus-minus (+29), and third in power play points (23) and shots on goal (254).
For his Silvertips career, the 6-foot-2, 190 pound forward ranks:
- 2nd, goals (108)
- 8th, points (194)
- 15th, games played (263)
He needs five goals to claim sole possession of the Silvertips franchise record in goals, all-time (currently held by Patrick Bajkov, 112).
Kindopp has skated on the last three Silvertips clubs that captured the U.S. Division title and was a part of the Silvertips 2017-18 Western Conference championship squad. He has skated in 42 career WHL playoff games with 17 points. Last season, he earned a career high 11 points (5g-6a) in 10 playoff games.
“Obviously this is a moment I’ve worked for my whole life as a hockey player, and taking this next big step is an incredible opportunity that I’m extremely grateful for,” said Kindopp. “Taking advantage of the opportunities offered to me in Everett helped make this day possible, including the support of the organization, my teammates, friends, billets Pat and Janet Hawes, and certainly my family. I’m thankful for the coaches and staff who have helped me along the way, from Dennis Williams and the path he guided me on, to Kevin Constantine, who gave my first chance, to general manager Garry Davidson, who never stopped believing in me. My teammates here have been the best I’ve ever had, and we’ll forever be tied together with lifelong bonds. I can’t thank the Anaheim Ducks organization enough for giving me this opportunity, and I can’t wait to get to work on pursuing each next step with the pro level, starting with contributing in the stretch drive and postseason in Everett.”
The native of Lloydminster, Alberta has skated in NHL development camp and training camp with the Colorado Avalanche and was originally selected by the Silvertips in the third round (49th overall) of the 2014 WHL Draft.
This season, Kindopp has 21 multi point games, and three times posted four points in a single game. He was named captain of the Silvertips for the 2019-20 season, and earned his first career hat trick on Feb. 1, 2019 at Seattle.
UP NEXT: Everett is back home for a meeting with the Tri-City Americans Friday, March 7 with puck drop at 7:35 pm. It’s Hockey Happy Hour on Friday as fans can save up to $15 when they purchase a ticket/drink combo, at the link below.
2019-20 SCHEDULE, TICKET INFORMATION
The Tips full regular season schedule offers ticket plans for as little as $215 total per seat, available at www.everettsilvertips.com/season or by calling (425) 252-5100 during normal business hours. Seven game packs are now on sale.
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