Salmon Arm, BC: The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are excited to announce the signing of forward Reid Varkonyi (06) from Northern Alberta Xtreme U18 Prep / CSSHL U18.
Last season, the Sherwood Park, Alberta product recorded 56-points with the Xtreme club including 23 goals and 23 assists. Varkonyi is committed to play college hockey at Denver University following his junior hockey career.
“We’d like to welcome Reid and his family to the Silverbacks organization, said Silverbacks GM Brooks Christensen. "Reid’s character is a perfect example of what we look for in a young player, he works hard every time he’s on the ice and presents himself like a pro off the ice. We are excited for fans to get to know Reid in our community!"
The 5'10", 180-pound centreman was drafted 2nd overall by the Sioux Falls Stampede in the USHL Futures Draft. Silverbacks Head Coach Tyler Shattock adds he's a very talented young player.
"We believe as a sixteen-year-old he can come in and contribute right away. We look forward to continuing Reid’s development as a player and person wearing a Silverbacks jersey."
"I am honored to be signing with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, said Varkonyi. "I am excited to get started with the team. I am looking forward to the season, continuing to develop as a player and the opportunity to work with great teammates, coaches and staff.”
Please join us in welcoming Reid and his family to the organization.