The Vancouver Giants secured a commitment from their 2020 draft class for the second consecutive day with the signing of second-round pick Ty Halaburda to a WHL Standard Player Agreement.
Drafted 32nd overall, the Victoria, BC native stands at five-foot-ten 150 pounds and is already the 18th selection to come to terms with their respective clubs from the bantam draft that took place just nine days ago.
Halaburda spent this past season with the Pacific Coast Academy Bantam Prep team based out of Victoria where he had 53 points (27G, 26A) in just 28 games.
“His style of game is suited so much for the Western Hockey League. He plays hard every shift, he has a physical presence. He might not be the biggest guy around but he plays very hard, his work ethic is second to none,” Giants Director of Scouting Daryl Anning said about his new prospect following the draft.
Anning also added Halaburda was one of his favourite players in the entire draft.
As a 15-year-old next season, he can play a maximum of five games with the Giants until his Midget season ends and will be eligible to join the roster full-time for the 2021/22 season.
His footwork is superior to others in the draft, and he exploits that by either burning defenders wide or by getting defenders to commit to his initial lane of attack before switching up his lane choice and attacking the middle.
— Stephen Hawco (@stephenhawco7) April 22, 2020