By: Dante De Caria | Photo: Damon James
Roloson, 19, is in his second season in the BCHL, and has totaled 16 points (7G/9A) in 19 games this season. The Newport Beach, CA native scored 10 points (5G/5A) in 52 games with Cents’ last season after netting 46 points (15G/31A) in 35 games the year before at Shawnigan Lake School Prep.
Brett, the son of former NHL goaltender Dwayne Roloson joins the Kings having been around hockey his whole life.
“He’s got NHL bloodlines, and he was probably running around the rink his whole life,” said Kings Head Coach and GM Tyler Kuntz. “He’s got a little bit of a rink rat mentality which I like because we’re at the rink a lot. He’s also 6’2 and skates well, and he’s an intelligent player.”
Roloson added that he is excited for a fresh start with the Kings organization.
“I’m excited. It’s closer to home for me which is nice. I’m hoping to have success. I think my passing ability can help the Kings a lot, and my smartness in the offensive and defensive zone.”
Buono, 19, played 76 games for the Kings over parts of two seasons, tallying 49 career points (14G/35A). The Burnaby, BC native scored 14 points (1G/13A) in 21 games this season.
“Christian (Buono) was under the radar playing on our top line last year,” said Kuntz. “He was also on the first power play and penalty kill unit last year, so he’s a good player. He did a really good job for us (Kings) and it’s really hard to let those guys go because we felt we helped him have success.”
The Kings had Christian Buono’s older brother, Carmine Buono, for parts of three seasons before moving onto Univ. of Alaska-Anchorage after the 2017-18 season.
The Powell River Kings would like thank Christian for everything he did for the Kings organization.