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Silvertips Acquire Rights to C Michael Abgrall from Edmonton

August 4, 2020 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Everett Silvertips News Release

EVERETT, WA - The Everett Silvertips, proud seven-time U.S. Division champion and two time Western Conference champion of the Western Hockey League, and general manager Garry Davidson announced today the team has acquired the rights to prospect center Michael Abgrall from the Edmonton Oil Kings in exchange for an eighth round selection in the 2021 WHL Draft and a conditional selection in the 2023 WHL Draft.

"Michael is a forward with a gifted set of offensive capabilities and a bright future ahead of him," said Davidson. "We had a terrific opportunity to acquire potential, with the abilities to function in a high impact role for our club very soon. What we offer for Michael is an elite, prestigious program delivering an attractive option with internationally recognized coaching and a development system proven to make pro level and educational dreams come true, all with an incoming National Hockey League franchise in our backyard."

Abgrall, a late-2003 born forward, last season was tied for second on the Powell River Kings (BCHL) with 37 points (13g-24a) in 57 games and ranked second on the program in assists (24). He added six multi point games, earned a hat trick and a season high four points on Jan. 24. He finished tied for the team lead in playoff points (4) in five games.

The native of Richmond, British Columbia was selected by Edmonton in the fourth round (67th overall) in the 2018 WHL Draft and previously was tied for second on the Burnaby Winter Club Elite 15s (CSSHL E15) with 48 points (26g-22a) in 29 games and led the club with 26 goals. In 2018-19 he was named to Team British Columbia for the Canada Winter Games and was tied for fifth on the team with six points (2g-4a) in seven games.

The conditional selection included is a second round pick in the 2023 WHL Draft upon Abgrall signing a WHL Standard Player Agreement.

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