Another Parkland U18 Ranger has signed on the dotted line and he’s done so with his hometown junior team.
Kyan Grouette has signed his letter of intent with the Dauphin Kings ahead of the team playing game five against Swan Valley. From Dauphin, Grouette put together a very solid season that included a stint in the Western Hockey League with the Everett Silvertips. In four games with the club that drafted him 153rd overall in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft, Grouette scored once.
In talking with Kyan, he said signing his letter of intent with Dauphin is a special feeling.
“It feels pretty good to sign my letter of intent with the Kings,” said Grouette. “I want to play here and I’ve always wanted to play here. I’ve idolized many players over the years.”
In 40 games with the Rangers this season, one in which Parkland advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in more than 20 years, Grouette found the back of the net 21 times and added 35 assists. In seven playoff games, he scored three times and added two assists.
Doug Hedley had this to say on Kyan signing the letter.
“Very happy to commit to Kyan, he’s a player that we think is ready for the junior level next year,” said Hedley. “Kyan’s goal is to play in the Western League and we hope to be able to assist in his development if needed.”
Hedley believes Kyan is ready to make the jump up to junior full-time because of how hard he works.
“He is very tough on pucks and he plays fearless,” ended Hedley. “Working with him on and off the ice over the past few years, I know he is driven to get better and that’s the kind of player we want in our program.”