SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has signed forward Patrick Bajkov (BIGH-kov) to a three-year entry-level contract.
"Patrick is a skilled forward who has earned this contract through hard work and dedication to his game," said Tallon. "We are pleased to have signed him and look forward to his continued development in our organization."
Bajkov, 20, has produced 91 points (30-61-91) over 67 games for the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League. In the midst of a career season, the 6-foot, 185-pound native of Nanaimo, British Columbia, ranks fifth in the WHL in assists, while leading the WHL Western Conference's first-place Silvertips in points. Bajkov's 78 points (29-49-78) in 71 games with Everett in 2016-17 led the team.
Over 337 WHL regular season games, all with Everett (2013-14 to 2017-18), Bajkov has recorded 279 points (109-170-279). In the postseason, he has registered 21 points (11-10-21) over 35 games.
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*Photo courtesy of Christ Mast/Everett Silvertips