Salmon Arm, B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are thrilled to announce they have acquired 2001-born forward Luke Mylymok from the United State Hockey League’s Green Bay Gamblers.
The 18-year-old had six points (3G, 3A), 27 shots on goal and 38 penalty minutes in 14 games for Green Bay this season, including a two-goal performance last weekend against the Muskegon Lumberjacks. All six of his points have come in the last nine games. Last year, the 5-foot-10 forward recorded 10 goals and 15 assists for 25 points in 62 games with the Gamblers, finishing second on the team in rookie scoring.
“We feel like we’re adding some offensive power into our lineup that we can inject into our top-six. He’s a gritty player — he plays the game the right way,” Silverbacks assistant coach and assistant general manager Tanner Cochrane said. “He checks all the boxes that we want for a Silverback.”
As a 16-year-old, Mylymok led the Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League in scoring with 61 points in the 2017-18 season, where he was teammates with current Silverback Coalson Wolford. The Hounds won the midget AAA national championship that season — the Telus Cup — where he tallied 13 points in seven games.
“Obviously some familiarity — he was a Telus Cup champion with Coalson Wolford,” Cochrane said. “He comes from a hockey background, a hockey family.”
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A native of Boise, Idaho — where his dad Jeremy played professional hockey and won an ECHL championship — Mylymok has a commitment to the University of Minnesota-Duluth for the 2020-21 season, who are currently the two-time defending NCAA champions.
The Silverbacks would like to welcome Mylymok to the Salmon Arm community and the Silverbacks organization.