Monday, July 15, 2013

Top Prospect Koch Signs

Press Release

Edmonton, AB - The Edmonton Oil Kings are proud to announce the signing of their top pick from the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. Forward Davis Koch signed a standard WHL player agreement committing to the Oil Kings as the next step in his hockey development. The centreman from Surrey, B.C. played for Curtis Lazar’s alma mater – the Okanagan Hockey Academy during the 2012-13 season where he racked up 34 goals and 70 assists in just 56 games.

"Davis is a player that really came on as the year progressed," said Oil Kings Assistant General Manager Randy Hansch when asked about 5’10", 150 pound forward.

"He’s a smart player with a good hockey IQ and he plays a skilled offensive game. He’s a talented kid who will be a great fit in our organization."

Koch was the first player chosen by the Oil Kings in the most recent draft class. He was selected in the second round, 42nd overall and is really excited to make the next step in his hockey career.

"The Oil Kings were one of my favourite teams growing up. They’ve been really good the past few years and I was really excited when they called my name at the draft."

Koch and the rest of the Oil Kings prospects will report for fitness testing and Rookie Camp on August 22nd. Main Training Camp is scheduled for Monday August 26th. Both of those camps will be held at the Jubilee Recreation Centre in Fort Saskatchewan culminating with the Annual Red/White Game on Wednesday, August 31st.

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