The Chilliwack Chiefs are proud to announce the latest addition to their defence with the commitment of Brown University’s Luke Krys. Krys, a native of Ridgefield, CT spent last season playing Division 1 Hockey in the NCAA with Brown University where he tallied 4 goals, 5 assists, and 26 penalty minutes as a freshman. Prior to joining the NCAA ranks, Luke played at the Salisbury School. The 6’2, 185 lb rearguard comes from some distinct hockey bloodlines, with father Mark, and brother Chad being drafted by the Boston Bruins, and Chicago Blackhawks respectively.
“Luke is going to add some veteran leadership to our back end this season.” Said Chiefs bench boss Brian Maloney. “He is a quality individual, mature beyond his years. We are looking forward to adding his poise and decision making ability to our lineup. Due to COVID-19, there is a rare opportunity to bring in players with NCAA experience- we are thrilled to put Luke in that category.”
When asked about his decision to commit to Chilliwack, Krys spoke to the development aspect being a huge contributor in his decision-making process. “I’m really excited to get going in Chilliwack. I’ve heard nothing but great things about the organization from former players. It was crucial for me when picking a junior team that the coaching staff had a major focus on skill and development. From the facilities to the coaching staff and players, Chilliwack has everything I need to continue my on and off ice development.” Said the 19-year-old defenceman.
A dual citizen, Krys will begin his 14-day quarantine period this week prior to joining Chiefs camp at the Coliseum.