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Vancouver Giants Sign 2002-Born Forward John Little

August 12, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Vancouver Giants News Release

Vancouver, B.C. - General Manager Barclay Parneta announced today that the Vancouver Giants have signed 2002-born forward John Little (Parksville, B.C.) to a Standard WHL Player Agreement.

John Little (5'11" and 180-pounds) was originally selected by the Giants in Round 3 (60th overall) of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. Last season with the BCHL's Salmon Arm Silverbacks, Little registered 10 goals, 16 assists and 14 penalty minutes in 53 games. From January 5th through February 9th, he recorded points in 15 straight games. He added one goal in five playoff games. In October 2017, Little captured a Gold Medal with Team B.C. at the WHL Cup.

"Our scouting staff followed John's progress closely last season. His development trended upwards as the season progressed and from January on he was an integral part of his team's success," said GM Barclay Parneta. "We're thrilled to welcome John to our organization. He adds even more depth to our strong group of 2002-born players."

Little is the seventh player selected by the Giants from the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft to sign with the team. Other 2017 Giants draftees include: Justin Sourdif, Tanner Brown, Cole Shepard, Krz Plummer, Braedy Euerby, and Jacob Gendron. He is eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft.

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