2021 WHL Prospects Draft Pick Evan Smith signs with Rebels
The Red Deer Rebels are excited to announce that forward Evan Smith has signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the club.
Smith was selected in the fifth round, 98th overall by the Rebels at the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft in December.
A native of Kamloops, B.C., Smith played in 14 games with Yale Hockey Academy Prep U17 in 2021-22 and recorded 17 points (6 goals, 11 assists). He also had five points in 10 games with Yale’s U18 squad.
“Evan is a two-way forward with size and a high IQ who contributes in all situations,” says Rebels Associate GM Shaun Sutter.
“He slipped in the draft due to an injury. But he has regained his form now that he’s healthy and finished the season strong at the recent Mac’s Tournament.
“Al Cyr, our B.C. Scout, had a personal connection to him which brought a lot of familiarity and belief in Evan as a player and person. He is going to be a quality player for us,” says Sutter.
Date of Birth: Apr 22, 2006
Weight: 155 lbs.