The North Okanagan Knights are pleased to announce the commitment of Ethan King. King, a 6 foot 5, 223 pound Defenseman out of Vernon, BC, was draft by the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the Second Round, 23rd Overall at the WHL Bantam Draft last season.
After a long but thorough recruiting process, Ethan King has been offered an opportunity to join the North Okanagan Knights squad for the 2015-2016 season.
His decision to commit to our organization is very exciting.
Head coach Bryant Perrier was thoroughly impressed by Ethan’s attitude and work ethic.
“Ethan is a big, strong Defenseman with an excellent shot. He has a good set of hands and his feet are improving everyday as he continues to work with his skating coach throughout the summer,” offered the coach. “He has a high level work ethic and comes very highly recommended from some very good hockey people.”
Those people include coaches and managers in the KIJHL as well as King’s former coaches.
Perrier, who says that King is a highly intelligent player with a desire to get better. “That is what we want coming in here. We want guys of high integrity.”
King has been described, according to Perrier, as “very coachable, easy to work with, tough as nails and hard to play against.”
And as Knights fans and staff alike look forward to watching the enormous 6 foot 5 King play this season, Perrier expects that King will play an important role and fit into the top six Defense core immediately.
“We believe Ethan can play a significant role immediately,” he said. “With a good reach, poise and savvy who is tough to play against. We believe Ethan has a ton of upside.”
Leadership potential, size, ability and a mean streak.
“The total package,” Perrier believes. “Ethan is a big bodied Defenseman who has played against great players and succeeded. He has never taken a back seat.”