Lind signs 3-year Entry Level Contract with Canucks

KELOWNA, CANADA - NOVEMBER 10: Kole Lind #16 of the Kelowna Rockets celebrates a third period goal against the Vancouver Giants on November 10, 2017 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze) *** Local Caption ***

The Vancouver Canucks announced today that Rockets forward Kole Lind has signed a three-year entry level contract with the NHL club.

Lind, 19, was drafted in the second round, 33rd overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

The Shaunavon, Saskatchewan native is in his third full season with the Rockets. Lind has appeared in 197 games where he has racked up 79 goals and 135 assists for 214 points. He also has a career +/- rating of +70 so far.

Lind has improved his points per game in each of his three seasons with Kelowna. In his rookie campaign he played in 70 games collected 14 goals and 27 assists for 41 points. Last season he played 70 games, scored 30 goals, and added 57 assists for a team leading 87 points. So far this season, Lind is leading the Rockets in points with 35 goals and 50 assists for 85 points in 51 games played. He also has a +20 +/- rating and 59 penalty minutes this season.

Lind and the Rockets are back in action tomorrow night when they take on the Silvertips in Everett. Puck drop is at 7:35pm.

The team returns home to Kelowna on Saturday when they host Dam Lambert and the Spokane Chiefs. Puck drop for that one is at 7:05pm.