The Everett Silvertips Tuesday formally announced they have signed 2002-born defenseman Dylan Anderson to a WHL standard player agreement.
SIGNED » ✒️📄 Dylan Anderson
— Everett Silvertips (@WHLsilvertips) September 5, 2017
Anderson, a native of Langley, British Columbia, was a fourth-round pick (75th overall) by Everett in the 2017 bantam draft.
He obviously made an impression at camp:
Huge thanks to @WHLsilvertips for an amazing camp! Unbelievable experience I won't forget.🐻
— Dylan Anderson (@Dylan09Anderson) August 28, 2017
“His success is supported by a great mix of character and work ethic,” Everett general manager Garry Davidson said in a press release. He brings a valuable skill set to our blue line and we’re confident his upcoming season with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds will properly prepare his future as a player in our program.”
The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds are the midget of former Silvertip and current Montreal Canadiens prospect Noah Juulsen, a native of Abbotsford, B.C.
Anderson skated in Saturday’s 7-4, come-from-behind victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds at the Delta Hotels Preseason Holiday Classic. He recorded an assist in the game.
The 5-foot-8, 155-pound Anderson recorded two goals and 10 assists in 28 games last year for the Yale Hockey Academy of the CSSBHL, including five points in his final six games.
Bil La Forge, Everett’s director of player personnel, raved about Anderson’s crisp passing and heavy shot in the press release.
Anderson becomes the third member of Everett’s 2017 draft class to sign with the organization. He’s also one of just six defensemen the Tips have taken in the past two drafts, joining 2016 picks Alex Moar (fifth round) and Aaron Hladiuk (sixth round), and 2017 selections Ronan Seeley (first round), Caleb Brownell (eighth round) and Maxwell Goldade (11th round).
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