The Surrey Eagles organization is pleased to announce the commitment of 2000-born forward Wyatt Schlaht for the upcoming 2019-20 season. Schlaht spent last season with the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League and comes to the Eagles with a scholarship to Brown University, slated to commence in 2020-21.
Schlaht was born in Denver, Colorado, but spent time on the east coast including three seasons playing for St. Sebastian’s Prep in Massachusetts. He recorded 2 goals and 3 assists in 51 games with the Stars last season in his first year in the USHL.
“I’m really excited to be a big piece of the team going forward,” Schlaht told SurreyEagles.ca in an interview. “I can’t wait to finally have the opportunity to take on a big role. I want to take a big step forward in my development and become an offensive player for this team.”
Seen as a power forward that can potentially play top-line minutes by head coach Cam Keith, Schlaht is eager to display his skills to the fans at South Surrey Arena and take on an important offensive role for the team moving forward.
“I’m a forward that can skate and has a good shot,” Schlaht said, explaining his playing style. “It will be fun to put those skills to use here in Surrey. I think the USHL is a bit more defensive and the BCHL is a bit more offensive, so I’m excited to take on that offensive role and make a big step forward.”
The addition of Schlaht to the Eagles roster brings up the number of committed players to six – joining fellow forward Cristophe Tellier (Quinnipiac), and defencemen Cody Schiavon (Yale), Owen Nolan (Army), Cade Alami (Providence) and Brett Bliss (Brown).
The decision to come play for Surrey was an easy one for Schlaht. He already mentioned his bigger role with club as a main reason, but he also cited the city, facilities, and overall relationship with Keith as other factors in deciding to come out west.
“Cam was really personable from the beginning and was honest the whole time. He told me exactly what he saw from me as a player coming here. He talked to me a lot about the city and the rink and his direction for the team. It’s been a long process but I’m really excited to make it official.”
Welcome to the team, Wyatt!
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