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Six Active Silvertips, Six Alums Invited to NHL Rookie Camps

September 13, 2022 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Everett Silvertips News Release


EVERETT, Wash. - Six active Everett Silvertips have been invited to National Hockey League Rookie Camps and showcases beginning Thursday, Sep. 15. Additionally, six Silvertips alumni have been invited to their respective camps.

Active Silvertips include (* indicates NHL Draft Pick status): Jackson Berezowski (Carolina Hurricanes), Ben Hemmerling (Vegas Golden Knights)*, Ryan Hofer (Washington Capitals)*, Braden Holt (Nashville Predators), Austin Roest (Colorado Avalanche) and Olen Zellweger (Anaheim Ducks)*.

Alumni invites include: Gianni Fairbrother (Montreal Canadiens)*, Gage Goncalves (Tampa Bay Lightning)*, Montana Onyebuchi (San Jose Sharks), Ronan Seeley (Carolina Hurricanes)*, Alex Swetlikoff (Vegas Golden Knights) and Wyatte Wylie (Philadelphia Flyers)*.

Berezowski, an '02-born winger, led the Silvertips with 46 goals in 2021-22, one off the franchise single-season record. He joins his fellow '21-22 co-captain Ronan Seeley at Carolina Hurricanes camp.

Hemmerling, an '04-born forward capable of playing both center and wing, was selected 177th-overall in the sixth round of the 2022 NHL Draft by the Vegas Golden Knights. There, he joins 2021-2022 over-ager Alex Swetlikoff, who signed a two-year contract with the AHL Henderson Silver Knights after a standout performance at Vegas' Development Camp in July.

Hofer, an '02-born center, was picked 181st-overall in the sixth round of the 2022 NHL Draft by the Washington Capitals. Hofer finished sixth on the Silvertips in scoring in the 2021-22 campaign with 58 points in 67 games played.

Holt, an '03-born goaltender, returns to Nashville after attending Predators Development Camp in July. Holt posted a 24-6-4 record in 2021-22 with a .909 save percentage and 2.56 goals-against average.

Roest, an '04-born versatile forward, is back with the defending Stanley Cup champions after attending Avalanche Development Camp over the summer. Roest recorded 32 points in 59 games played over the 2021-22 season.

Zellweger, an '03-born defenseman, heads to Anaheim Ducks Rookie Camp fresh off a gold medal at the 2022 World Junior Championship with Hockey Canada where he led all tournament defensemen in points with 11 in seven games. The Ducks' 2021 second-round pick set a Silvertips franchise record for points by a blueliner in 2021-22 with 78 in 55 games.


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