The Kamloops Blazers have signed 16-year-old defenseman Ryan Rehill to a WHL education contract. The team has also recalled 15-year-old defenseman Jordan Thomson and Rehill for the final two exhibition games versus the Prince George Cougars.
“We are pleased that Ryan has signed on with us,” commented Director of Player Personnel, Matt Recchi. “He is a big, physical defenseman that had a real strong training camp. We look forward to monitoring his development this season.”
Rehill, who stands at 6’2” and 208lbs, was originally the Blazers 6th round draft pick in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft. Thomson was selected by the Blazers in the 1st round, 4th overall in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft. In one exhibition game, Thomson recorded an assist in a 4-2 Blazers victory.
The Blazers will continue to be without Josh Caron, Austin Madaisky, Dylan Willick, Jordan DePape, Chase Schaber, Colin Smith, Brendan Ranford and JT Barnett through the weekend. All eight players are away at NHL training camps.
The Kamloops Blazers roster now sits at 29 players, including 15 forwards, 11 defensemen, and 3 goaltenders.