TIPS IN THE AHL: Everett boasts 14 alumni on AHL rosters

EVERETT, Wash. — The Everett Silvertips, proud eight-time U.S. Division champion and two-time Western Conference champion of the Western Hockey League (WHL), have 14 former players now currently active in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Four players from the 2020-21 Silvertips have joined the AHL ranks: former captain Gianni Fairbrother, captain Cole Fonstad, alternate captain Gage Goncalves and goaltender Dustin Wolf. Three others- former captain Bryce Kindopp, alternate captain Wyatte Wylie and Jacob Christiansen- played with the Silvertips during the 2019-20 season.

Ten different AHL franchises are represented on the list. One of them, the Stockton Heat, is under the leadership of head coach and former Everett Silvertip Mitch Love.

The full list of Everett Silvertips in the AHL, sorted alphabetically (years in Everett):

  • Jacob Christiansen (2015-20) – Cleveland Monsters, Columbus Blue Jackets affiliate
  • Connor Dewar (2015-19) – Iowa Wild, Minnesota Wild affiliate
  • Gianni Fairbrother (2016-21) – Laval Rocket, Montreal Canadiens affiliate
  • Cole Fonstad (2019-21) – Cleveland Monsters, Columbus Blue Jackets affiliate
  • Byron Froese (2008-10) – Stockton Heat, Calgary Flames affiliate
  • Gage Goncalves (2017-21) – Syracuse Crunch, Tampa Bay Lightning affiliate
  • Noah Juulsen (2012-17) – Abbotsford Canucks, Vancouver Canucks affiliate
  • Bryce Kindopp (2014-20) – San Diego Gulls, Anaheim Ducks affiliate
  • Montana Onyebuchi (2016-18) – San Jose Barracuda, San Jose Sharks affiliate
  • Garrett Pilon (2017-18) – Hershey Bears, Washington Capitals affiliate
  • Riley Sutter (2015-19) – Hershey Bears, Washington Capitals affiliate
  • Eetu Tuulola (2016-17) – Stockton Heat, Calgary Flames affiliate
  • Dustin Wolf (2017-21) – Stockton Heat, Calgary Flames affiliate
  • Wyatte Wylie (2016-20) – Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Philadelphia Flyers affiliate

After selections on Jul. 24 for Niko Huuhtanen (Tampa Bay) and Olen Zellweger (Anaheim), the Everett Silvertips have elevated 29 players to be drafted by NHL clubs, including ten in the previous four years. Last season, three Silvertips were selected in the draft – Gage Goncalves (Tampa Bay) in the second round, Kasper Puutio (Florida) in the fifth round, and Ronan Seeley (Carolina) in the seventh round. Entering the 2021-22 season, their 19th in the WHL, the Silvertips have helped promote 20 players to make their NHL debut.

Four former Silvertips are currently active in the NHL: Radko Gudas (Florida Panthers), Carter Hart (Philadelphia Flyers), Jujhar Khaira (Chicago Blackhawks) and Ryan Murray (Colorado Avalanche).


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