After Jacob Wright inked a standard player agreement last week, the Silvertips now have nine players signed in the prospect pipeline — three forwards, three defensemen. Here’s how they’re faring this season.
—Lucas Cullen (1999), West Kelowna Warriors, BCHL
Cullen was recently signed as an affiliate player and could appear in Everett at any time.
The 19-year-old center is a point-per-game player is 17th in the British Columbia Hockey League this season. He was a fifth-round pick by Calgary in 2014 and played 48 games with the Hitmen from 2016 to 2018, recording nine points.
2018-19 stats: 39 games, 22 goals, 17 assists.
—Jacob Wright (2002), Fraser Valley Thunderbirds, BCMML
After being listed by the Silvertips in Nov., Everett inked Wright to a WHL standard player agreement last week. Wright is third on Fraser Valley in points with 37, and is 12th overall in the British Columbia Major Midget League.
2018-19 stats: 26 games, 12 games, 25 assists.
—Carter Halamandaris (2003), Winnipeg Wild Midget AAA, MMHL
The Portage la Prairie, Manitoba native is sixth on his midget team with 11 goals. Halamandaris was Everett’s fourth-round pick in the 2018 draft.
2018-19: 32 games, 11 goals, eight assists.
—Nate Goodbrandson (2003), Winnipeg Thrashers Midget AAA, MMHL
The St. Andrews, Manitoba is second on his midget team with 38 points in 38 games this season for the Thrashers. Goodbrandson, a seventh-round pick in 2018, signed a contract with the Silvertips in November.
2018-19 stats: 38 games, 13 goals, 25 assists.
—Dylan Anderson (2002), Yale Hockey Academy Prep, CSSHL
The right-handed defenseman posted an assist in a three-game stint with the BCHL’s Vernon Vipers, but he’s made his name with Yale Hockey Academy Prep in Abbotsford as a point-per-game player. He’s tied for eighth in the CSSHL in points with 23 points. Anderson was a fourth-round pick in the bantam draft in 2017.
2018-19 stats: 23 games, five goals, 18 assists.
—Olen Zellweger (2003), OHA Edmonton Prep, CSSHL
The 5-foot-9, 140 pound defenseman spent a couple weeks with the Silvertips as an affiliate player, although he didn’t dress for any of his five games. Zellweger was Everett’s second-pick in the 2018 bantam draft.
2018-19 stats: 26 games, eight goals, 16 assists.
—Ty Gibson (2003), South Island Royals, BCMML
The 15-year-old from Victoria, British Columbia was Everett’s third-round pick in the 2018 bantam draft and signed before the 2018 training camp.
2018-19 stats: 28 games, four goals, seven assists.
—Danton Belluk (2001), Eastman Selects Midget, MMHL
Belluk joined the Silvertips for the team’s Eastern Conference swing after Blake Lyda landed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, but didn’t appear in a game. He’s been rock solid in the Manitoba Midget Hockey League, with the sixth best save percentage in the league (.921).
2018-19 stats: 22 games, 2.84 GAA, .921 %.
—Blake Lyda (2002), CAC Canadians Midget AAA, AMHL
Lyda started the season as the Silvertips’ backup goaltender behind Dustin Wolf, but an upper-body injury sent him to injured reserve and prompted the acquisition of Max Palaga. He was sent down to his midget team and owns a 4.29 goals against average in three games.
2018-19 stats: Three games, 4.29 GAA, .882 %.
All statistics are according to EliteProspects.com