The Chilliwack Chiefs have acquired the rights to 20-year old forward Wyatt Schlaht from the Surrey Eagles in exchange for future considerations. Schlaht, a 6’0 forward from Denver, Colorado, was a key contributor in the Surrey Eagles 7-game series victory over the Chiefs last season. Last season as a member of the Eagles, he put up 10 goals, 13 assists and 23 points in 58 games, along with 43 penalty minutes. Committed to Brown University for next season, Schlaht brings to the Chiefs some added grit and experience up front.
“This acquisition has a lot to do with the player we played against numerous times last season. Every time we played Surrey, Wyatt was a player that was a consistent factor in all three zones. His commitment to defending and playing the right way, coupled with the grit and IQ that he possesses, will be a huge benefit for our program in our pursuit of a Championship.” Said Chiefs Head Coach and General Manager Brian Maloney.
Schlaht is looking forward to getting to Chilliwack and becoming acclimated with his new home. “I’m very excited to be joining Chilliwack. I’ve heard nothing but great things from former and current players. The coaching staff and facilities are first class and will allow me to continue my development before college. I am looking forward to meeting my new teammates and getting things started with the Chiefs.” Said the 20 year old veteran.
Welcome to Chilliwack, Wyatt!