The Powell River Kings are excited to announce the commitment of 2001-born defencemen Davis Pennington for the 2019/2020 season.
Pennington, from Saline, Michigan spent last season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights of the North American Hockey League where he tallied 9 goals and 11 assists in 52 games.
“Davis is an elite puck moving defencemen,” said Kings Head Coach and General Manager Tyler Kuntz, “with us losing Jayden Lee to Quinnipiac earlier this summer we had to find a defencemen that could fill those big minutes for us and we’re not only getting that with him, but we also get a kid whose going to be heading to a good program in Nebraksa-Omaha.”
After his strong rookie season in Wilkes-Barre, which saw him finish 1st in goals and 3rd in points among all U18 defencemen in the NAHL, Pennington gained a lot of interest from other teams. “We were very excited when Davis decided to come play for us,” said Kuntz, “He was highly sought after in the USHL and deservedly so, he was a very good player in the NAHL as a 17 year old which is very hard to do.”
Pennington’s decision to come to the BCHL and play for the Kings was thanks to some of his friends who have played in the league along with the detail-oriented nature of the Kings coaching staff. “I’ve only heard good things about the coaching staff,” said Pennington, “all of my buddies that play in the league spoke very highly of it and told me it was a much more offensive game which really fits with how I like to play, with that and how detailed the Kings coaches are I couldn’t be more excited to play here.”
Davis will join his new teammates in Powell River for main camp, starting August 19th.