Daily Dose of the Dub: Americans sign Dragicevic, Blades sign Molendyk

 

Americans sign Dragicevic 

The Tri-City Americans have signed fourth overall pick Lukas Dragicevic to his WHL Education Contract. He is the son of former WHLer Milan Dragicevic who played four games for the Americans in the 1988-89 season. In his post-playing career, the elder Dragicevic joined the Americans as an assistant coach from 1994-98. For a full profile of Lukas, head on over to scouting.dubnetwork.ca.

Blades sign Molendyk 

The top five picks from the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft have now all signed their WHL Education Contracts with the Saskatoon Blades signing Tanner Molendyk on Monday. Molendyk is the first defenseman the Blades have selected in the first round since Aidan De La Gorgendiere in 2017 also from the Yale Hockey Academy Lions and also with the fifth overall pick. You can check out a profile on Molendyk from our friends at DubNetwork Scouting here.

Monsters sign Helewka 

Adam Helewka (244 GP, 119 G, 119 A with the Spokane Chiefs and Red Deer Rebels from 2012-16) is returning to North America for 2020-21 with the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters. He split the 2019-20 season between the KHL’s Barys Nur-Sultan and the SHL’s Linkoping HC. In 46 total games, he had seven goals and 12 assists.

Aasman joins North Stars as Head Coach

Ryan Aasman (166 GP, 1 G, 11 A with the Prince Albert Raiders, Seattle Thunderbirds, Swift Current Broncos, Medicine Hat Tigers, and Edmonton Oil Kings from 2007-2012) will be joining the Calgary North Stars U18AAA Team as head coach for the 2020-21 season. After attending the University of Lethbridge for four seasons, Aasman entered the coaching ranks in 2017-18 with the Lethbridge Golden Hawks Bantam AAA. Last season he was the head coach of the AJHL’s Grande Prairie Storm after a mid-season promotion from an assistant coaching role.

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