Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed centre prospect Carson Focht to a three-year entry level contract.
Focht, 20, appeared in 61 games for the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL) during the 2019.20 season, collecting 56 points (32-24-56) and 59 penalty minutes. In four full WHL seasons split between Calgary and Tri-City, Focht compiled 161 points (74-87-161) in 262 games, while adding 10 points (5-5-10) in 15 playoff games.
During the 2019.20 season, Focht served as an alternate captain for the Hitmen and also represented Team WHL at the 2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series.
The 6'1", 181-pound forward was originally drafted 133rd overall by Vancouver in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.