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HITMEN SIGN PROSPECT CARTER YAKEMCHUK

The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club today announced the signing of defenceman Carter Yakemchuk to a WHL Standard Player Agreement.

Yakemchuk, a product of Calgary, AB, was selected by the Hitmen in the third round, 65th overall, in last month’s 2020 WHL Bantam Draft.

“We feel Carter is one of the top offensive defenceman in the province in his age group and are excited to have him commit to our program,” said Hitmen General Manager Jeff Chynoweth.  “He has all the skills needed to run a power play with a good shot and the ability to get pucks to the net.”

This past season the 14-year-old was the second highest-scoring blueliner in the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League.  The Calgary Flames defenceman notched 28 points (7g, 21a) in 32 games and also wore a letter an as alternate captain with the club.  During the post-season he added another six points (2g, 4a) in 10 games.

“It is super exciting to sign with my hometown team,” added Yakemchuk.  “I am looking forward to having an opportunity to play with the Hitmen one day.”

CARTER YAKEMCHUK DEFENCE

HOMETOWN:  Calgary, AB       DOB:  September 29, 2005
HEIGHT:          5’10”                 WEIGHT:  160 lbs.

SHOOTS:         Right

DID YOU KNOW? Yakemchuk played in January’s Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League All-Star game with Team South.

Regular Season Team League GP G A PTS
2019-20 Calgary NW Flames AMBHL 32 7 21 28
2018-19 Calgary NW Flames AMBHL 33 4 7 11

Yakemchuk will be eligible to compete for a full-time roster spot with the Hitmen come the 2021-22 WHL season.

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