Fraser Valley Thunderbirds forward Brendan Williamson signs with Seattle

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Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Bil La Forge today announced forward Brendan Williamson has signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the team.
Williamson’s rights were acquired from the Everett Silvertips with Sean Richards, a second round pick in 2019 Bantam Draft, a third round pick in the 2021 Bantam Draft and a conditional fourth round pick in the 2022 Bantam Draft for Zack Andrusiak on January 1.
“This is a really exciting day to sign a player with high end potential,” said La Forge. “He fits very well with the group that we are building around. We are extremely happy he chose to continue his development with the Thunderbirds going forward.”
Williamson, from Abbotsford, British Columbia, is playing for the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds in the BCMML this season. He has 12 goals and 28 assists for 40 points in 29 games.
“I think this is a life goal of mine,” said Williamson. “I have worked for this through my hockey career and it’s a huge achievement.”
“I compared my options with my family and Bil La Forge’s help. Coming down to watch the games this past weekend, see the passionate fans, the locker room and facilities and the schooling helped make this decision for me.”
By signing a WHL Standard Player Agreement, Williamson is guaranteed a WHL Scholarship for every year he plays in the WHL. A player is able to attend any career enhancing institution of his choice, including universities, colleges, technical institutes, trade schools, or any other institution which will help the player achieve his academic and career goals.
For each season played in the WHL, a player receives a one-year post-secondary scholarship, which includes: Tuition, Compulsory Fees and Required Textbooks.
The WHL provides the top young hockey talent in western Canada and the United States with the opportunity to develop their skills on the ice at the highest possible level, without compromising their academic goals. The WHL is committed to recognizing academic excellence.
The WHL provides the top young hockey talent in western Canada and the United States with the opportunity to develop their skills on the ice at the highest possible level, without compromising their academic goals. The WHL is committed to recognizing academic excellence.