– The Everett Silvertips today announced that 1994-born forward and
Edmonton Oilers prospect Jujhar Khaira will join the club for training
camp next week at Comcast Arena. Khaira will then depart Everett to
join other NHL prospects in Penticton, BC for the annual Young Stars
Classic tournament before attending Oilers training camp in Edmonton.
Khaira’s playing destination for the upcoming season will not likely be
known until after Oilers training camp.
is obviously an exciting addition to our training camp,” said General
Manager Garry Davidson. “I’ve had the chance to visit with him over the
phone a couple of times recently, and of course he’s enthusiastic about
the future after signing with Edmonton last week. We look forward to
having a player of his caliber here in Everett for camp and then he
heads off to Edmonton and we’ll wait to see what happens with the
Khaira, 19, was
selected by Edmonton in the third round (63rd overall) of the 2012 NHL
Entry Draft and signed his entry-level NHL contract last week. His WHL
rights were acquired by the Silvertips in a trade with Prince George
during the WHL Bantam Draft last May. The Surrey, BC native skated for
the Michigan Tech Huskies of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association
last season, placing third on his team in scoring as a freshman. Khaira
generated 25 points (6g/19a) and 49 penalty minutes in 37 appearances
for the Huskies last year.
to being drafted, Khaira played two seasons at the Junior-A level with
the BCHL’s Prince George Spruce Kings. He finished 10th among all BCHL
scorers in 2011-12, lighting the lamp 29 times and racking up a total of
79 points to go with 69 penalty minutes in 54 games. As a 16-year-old
with the Spruce Kings in 2010-11, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound power forward
finished with 42 points (10g/32a) in 58 games.
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