NHL teams open Training Camps
Here is the Phase 3 Buzz as the 24 teams competing for the Stanley Cup begin training camp at their facilities Monday. https://t.co/FUqMQrnCsF
— NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) July 13, 2020
With a little over two weeks until the resumption of the NHL’s 2019-20 season, teams were given the go-ahead to start their training camps. By our count, 141 skaters and 16 goalies are alumni of the WHL. This includes 13 Vegas Golden Knights and 11 Montreal Canadiens to lead the way. Several players had played in the WHL this season including Bowen Byram, Calen Addison, and Peyton Krebs to name a few.
Americans sign Import Draft pick
Slovakian defenseman Andrej Golian has signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the Americans.#AmsNation
— Tri-City Americans (@TCAmericans) July 13, 2020
The 69th overall selection of the CHL Import Draft, Golian has signed with the Tri-City Americans. It will be his first season overseas, as the 2001-born Banska Bystrica, Slovakia native has played all his hockey in his homeland. Last season he played with HC Detva of the Slovakian league, registering one goal and five assists in 51 games.
Former WHL coach has interim label removed for Minnesota Wild
i̵n̵t̵e̵r̵i̵m̵ Head Coach Dean Evason.
NEWS: The #mnwild has named Dean Evason its full-time Head Coach.
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) July 13, 2020
Through the early 2000s, Evason held three different WHL Head Coach positions starting with the Kamloops Blazers in 1999-00. He then moved onto positions with the Vancouver Giants and Calgary Hitmen. Following the 2004-05 season, Evason headed to the NHL, secured an assistant coaching job with the Washington Capitals. On Monday, the Wild made him the permanent Head Coach, removing the interim tag from his position.
Evason also played parts of four seasons in the WHL as a member of the Spokane Flyers and Kamloops Junior Oilers. In his 200 WHL games, he scored 150 goals and added 251 assists.
Golden Knights sign former Wheat Kings goaltender
Roster news! ✍️
— y-Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) July 13, 2020
After four WHL seasons with the Brandon Wheat Kings (122GP, 63-41-6-4, 3.26GAA, .905sv%) a season split between Brock University, the ECHL, and AHL, then a full season with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL, Logan Thomson has signed with the Vegas Golden Knights. Thompson won an Ed Chynoweth Cup with the Wheat Kings in 2015-16.
Broncos prospect dealt in the BCHL
TRADE: The Vees are pleased to announce the acquisition of F Fin Williams ('03) from the @SpruceKings in exchange for future considerations!
Welcome to Penticton, @FinWilliams21!
— Penticton Vees (@PentictonVees) July 13, 2020
Williams was a 2018 WHL Bantam Draft third-round selection of the Swift Current Broncos. Last season the 2003-born forward scored 11 goals and added 20 assists as a member of the Prince George Spruce Kings in 40 games.