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Benson and Ronning on NHL Central Scouting's Final Ranking

April 12, 2016 - Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Giants forwards Tyler Benson and Ty Ronning have been included in NHL Central Scouting's 2016 final rankings ahead of the NHL Draft this coming June. The rankings were released on Tuesday. Benson, an Edmonton native, was ranked 24th amongst North American skaters. The Giants' captain missed a large portion of the 2015/16 season because of injuries, but he tallied nine goals and 19 assists in 30 games. Benson was taken first overall by Vancouver in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. Ronning was liste... Full Story

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Giants Sign Marcus Kichton

April 7, 2016 - Vancouver, B.C. - The Vancouver Giants announced on Thursday that the hockey club has signed 1999-born defenceman Marcus Kichton to a WHL Standard Player Agreement. "With the addition of Marcus, we get a good puck moving defenceman," said Giants Director of Player Personnel Jason Ripplinger. "He's a good skater who brings some experience coming from Tier-2 as opposed to Midget, so he knows about playing against older guys, and we think he can contribute to our club." Kichton, who hails from Spruce Grove, Alberta, talli... Full Story

Giants to Pick Second in Bantam Draft

March 23, 2016 - Vancouver, B.C. - The Vancouver Giants will pick second overall in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft after the results of today's draft lottery which was held at the WHL Office in Calgary, Alberta. The Kootenay Ice won the lottery and will pick first overall. This will mark the fifth time that the Giants have held a top five pick. Previously, Vancouver drafted Gilbert Brule at first overall in 2002, Daniel Bertram at second overall in 2002, Tyler Benson at first overall in 2013 and Tyler Popowich at third overall in 2015. The ... Full Story

Lightning Sign Thomas

March 23, 2016 - Vancouver, B.C. - The Vancouver Giants would like to congratulate defenceman Ben Thomas on signing a three-year, entry-level contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. The Giants acquired Thomas in a five player trade with the Calgary Hitmen on October 27, 2015. The 19-year-old blue liner played 60 games in a Vancouver uniform this past season, scoring eight goals and 17 assists. Thomas was originally a third round pick of the Hitmen at 45th overall in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft. He was drafted... Full Story


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