Salmon Arm, B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks would like to announce that forward Luke Mylymok has officially signed his National Letter of Intent with the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs and will be joining the NCAA ranks this fall.
In his short time in Salmon Arm, the Wilcox, Sask. native was an invaluable part of the Silverback’s success, scoring four goals in four playoff games and adding 11 more tallies and 17 points in 26 regular season games.
“I’m honoured to have signed my NLI to officially become a Bulldog!” Mylymok said. “Thank you to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks organization for bringing me in and believing in me, as well as giving me an opportunity to become a better person and player.”
The 18-year-old was acquired from the USHL in mid-November of 2019 and already had a commitment to the Bulldogs in place since his days with the Notre Dame Hounds midget AAA program.
“We couldn’t be happier for Luke signing his NLI,” Silverbacks General Manager Brooks Christensen said. “Even though our time was short with Luke he made such a big impact to our roster, from his on-ice play to his leadership off the ice. We were unsure if Luke would be returning for another season with us, but whenever a player can move on from our program it’s a great achievement. We’d like to wish Luke all the best in his future!”
The Bulldogs are back-to-back NCAA champions (2017-18 and 2018-19) and have qualified for the NCAA Tournament Championship game in three straight years. They compete in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference with seven other teams. Bulldogs defenceman and St. Louis Blues draft pick Scott Perunovich was announced last week as the 2019-20 Hobey Baker Award winner for college’s top player.