SEATTLE — TheRyker Evans was signed Friday as a defenseman to a 3-year entry-level contract. This secures the second draft pick in franchise's history.
Evans was No. In last summer's NHL entry-draft, the Kraken drafted Evans 35th overall. The 20 year-old has just completed his fourth season as a junior hockey player for the Regina Pats in Western Hockey League.
Ron Francis, Seattle general manger, said that he had a very impressive season with Regina Pats. He's looking forward to continuing his development within our organization.
The Pats' Evans reached new heights in assists, goals, points, penalties, minutes, and game-winning goals. Evans scored 14 goals and 47 assists and was seventh in scoring among all WHL defensemen.