Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Kole Lind to a three-year entry level contract.
"Kole has had an outstanding season in Kelowna despite missing games due to illness and injury," said Benning. "We've been impressed not only with his high-end offensive skill but also in the way he battles, sees the ice and makes plays in the defensive end. We're excited for him to continue his development and provide further forward depth for our organization."
Lind, 19, has registered 85 points (35-50-85) in 51 games in his third full season with the Kelowna Rockets. His 85 points and 50 assists lead the Rockets and rank 10th and 12th respectively among WHL skaters. The 6-1, 178-pound forward recently recorded 38 points (15-23-38) during a 20-game point streak from Dec. 9 to Feb. 2, the fourth longest point streak in the WHL this season. Lind also had two separate eight-game point streaks earlier this season (Oct. 28 - Dec. 17: 4-8-12; Sept. 22 - Oct. 14: 7-10-17). In 197 WHL games over parts of four seasons, Lind has registered 214 points (79-135-214) in 197 games.
A native of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, Lind was originally selected by Vancouver in the second round, 33rd overall, at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
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