Everett Silvertips Vice President / General Manager Doug Soetaert announced Wednesday that the Silvertips have signed defenseman Darian Henry of Strathmore, AB to a WHL Educational Contract.
Henry, born in 1994, was selected by the Silvertips in the seventh round of the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft. The 6’3, 160 pound defenseman spent the 2009-10 season with the Keystone Raiders of the Alberta AAA Minor Midget League, where he posted 15 points (4-11-15) and 68 penalty minutes in 32 games, earning the club’s Best Defenseman Award.
“We’re happy to have Darian join our organization,” Soetaert said. “He is a tall, rangy defenseman with good mobility, and we expect him to compete for a position on our blueline next year.”
The WHL Scholarship not only encourages its graduates to pursue a post-secondary education, it also affords graduates the opportunity to continue playing hockey at an elite level in the Canadian University or College systems. Each year over 300 WHL graduates receive a WHL Scholarship. For every season a player plays in the WHL, they receive a full year guaranteed Scholarship.
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