Powell River, BC – The Powell River Kings are pleased to announce the signing of 2002-born goaltender Braedy Euerby.
Euerby, 17, was selected by the Vancouver Giants in the fifth round (103rd overall) in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft, and attended their pre-season camp, making two appearances (1-1, 3.50 GAA / .885 SV%). The Delta, BC native played for Delta Hockey Academy Prep last season, going 16-8 with a 3.12 GAA and .893 SV%.
The Vancouver Giants have two NHL prospect goaltenders in David Tendeck (ARZ – Rd: 6) and Trent Miner (COL – Rd: 7), leaving Euerby without any playing time, resulting in this move to further his development.
“For the Giants, it’s a great spot to be in because they have two drafted goalies that are unreal kids and great goalies,” said Kings Head Coach Tyler Kuntz. “It’s tough for Braedy (Euerby) because he’s behind those two guys, but he’s young and he’s going to come here to get some experience and play.”
Kings overage goaltender Matteo Paler-Chow has had to make 11-straight starts, and nine consecutive starts since the injury to backup goalie Alex Rolfe on September 15th. During that time, the Kings have used five different backup options.
“He’s (Braedy Euerby) going to add a support system for Matteo Paler-Chow,” added Kuntz on his new tandem. “They’re going to be a tandem because he (Paler-Chow) has been alone for too long. Goalies need support, so he’s going to bring that, and he’s a young hard working goalie with a lot of potential.”
Euerby said he’s excited to get started with the Kings after gaining valuable experience with the Giants.
“I’ve worked with both of them (David Tendeck & Trent Miner) for the last couple years, and I learned a lot about how they play the game, how they think and what they do before and after the game,” said Euerby on working with two NHL prospect goaltenders.
Euerby had previously played with Nic Porchetta, Nolan Krogfoss and Jacob Slipec at Delta, and said that he knows most of the Kings roster.
“As soon as I stepped in the dressing room, I knew I was at home,” smiled Euerby. “I know half of the team just through playing against them, playing with them, or just from another academy.”