The Orange and Black have signed former first overall draft pick Grady Lane (03) for the 2019-2020 season. The 16 year old forward was selected first overall by the Flyers in the 2018 Manitoba Junior Hockey League Bantam Draft.
After missing the start of the 2018-2019 season due to injury, the rugged 6’2”, 181lbs forward from Virden, Manitoba recorded 12 points (5 Goals – 7 Assists) and 67 penalty minutes in 32 regular season games played with the Southwest Cougars of the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League. He then added seven points (1 Goal – 6 Assists) in seven playoff games with the Cougars.
“We are thrilled to have Grady committed for this season and are really looking forward to having him in a Flyers’ uniform,” said Flyers General Manager Jeff Jeanson.
“Grady’s a big strong kid who plays the game hard, finishes all his checks and will be someone who will be very entertaining to watch,” added Jeanson.
The Flyers would like to officially welcome Grady and his family to the Flyers organization and look forward to seeing him on the ice this fall.