SIGNING: Silvertips sign draftee Cameron Sytsma to Standard Player Agreement

EVERETT, Wash. — The Everett Silvertips have officially inked defenseman Cameron Sytsma to a Standard Player Agreement.

Sytsma, an ’06-born Surrey, BC native, was selected 131st overall in the sixth round of the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft. He skated with the Burnaby Winter Club U18 Prep squad in the 2021-22 season, posting 12 points in 27 games on the blueline and helping BWC to the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) U18 Prep Division Championship.

“I’m super excited to join the Silvertips,” Sytsma commented. “It’s a great organization with a winning reputation. I’m looking forward to the start of the season and getting to work with the team.”

Sytsma was a member of St. George’s School U15 Prep in the shortened 2020-21 campaign, registering four points in six games played. He also played for West Van Academy U15 Varsity in 2019-20, notching 29 points in 28 games played and delivering as a point-per-game player in the playoffs en route to a CSSHLV U15 championship.

“We’re very excited to add Cameron to the Everett Silvertips organization,” said Silvertips general manager/head coach Dennis Williams. “Cameron is a very dedicated player who has a strong work ethic on and off the ice. His game fits well to our style and we feel he will have a positive impact on our team identity and culture.”

Sytsma now joins a long line of Burnaby Winter Club players to sign in the Western Hockey League. Prior alums to play for Everett include goaltender Koen MacInnes (drafted by Saskatoon out of Burnaby 35th overall in 2017) and Gianni Fairbrother (drafted out of Burnaby by Everett 80th overall in 2015).

He is the third member of the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft class to sign with the Everett Silvertips, joining first-round selection Tarin Smith and third-round pick Jesse Heslop.

“Cameron plays a very smart game,” noted Silvertips director of player personnel Mike Fraser. “He makes a lot of things look easy, moves pucks really well and doesn’t panic under pressure. He has great vision and is an all-situational defenseman. We’re excited to add him to our group.”

By signing a WHL Standard Player Agreement, Sytsma is guaranteed a WHL Scholarship for every year he plays in the WHL.

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