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Hitmen Forward Carson Focht Signs with Vancouver Canucks

January 6, 2021 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Calgary Hitmen News Release

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club would like to congratulate forward Carson Focht on signing a three-year entry level contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

The 20-year-old was selected by the Canucks in the fifth round, 133rd overall, in the 2019 NHL Draft.

"Over his time in Calgary, Carson developed into a key contributor for our team," said Hitmen General Manager Jeff Chynoweth. "He is a driven player who hates to lose at whatever he does and this compete level has helped him achieve this goal of signing his first NHL contract with Vancouver. We thank him for his time as a member of the Hitmen and wish him all the best moving forward in his professional career."

Calgary acquired Focht from the Tri-City Americans as part of a six-player deal prior to the 2018 WHL Trade Deadline. In parts of three seasons with the Hitmen, the Regina, SK., product tallied 137 points including a career-high 32 goals last season.

"It's always great news when a player is able to graduate from the Hitmen by signing an NHL contract," added Hitmen Head Coach Steve Hamilton. "Carson has been a big part of our team the past three seasons and we wish him continued success with the Canucks organization."

carson focht - FORWARD HOMETOWN: Regina, SK DOB: February 4, 2000 HEIGHT: 6'1" WEIGHT: 176 lbs. SHOOTS: Left

DID YOU KNOW? Focht won the Calgary Hitmen Booster Club Fan Favourite Award in 2019-20.

Focht, a former first-round pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft, is also an ambassador with Hockey Gives Blood helping to promote blood and stem cell donation.

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