Giants sign import to Langley-based hockey team

G-Men have signed a young German player for the upcoming season.

A German import is being added to the G-Men’s team roster.

The Langley-based Vancouver Giants signed 2000-born forward Yannik Valenti, from Bad Tolz, Germany, announced general manager Glen Hanlon.

Originally selected by the Giants in the second round (66th overall) of the 2017 CHL Import Draft, Valenti checks in at 5 ft. 10 in. and 174 pounds and is eligible for the 2019 NHL draft. He has been signed to a standard Western Hockey League player agreement with the Giants for the 2018-19 season, Hanlon said.

In 36 games this season with Jungadler Mannheim’s U-19 team, Valenti has posted 34 goals and 18 assists for 52 points.

Additionally, Valenti has suited up in four games for Adler Mannheim in the Deutschen Eishockey Liga (DEL) and three games on loan with the EC Kassel Huskies in the DEL2 league.

Valenti is the second youngest player to ever play in the DEL.

Last season as a 16-year-old, he potted 20 goals and 23 assists for 43 points and a +13 rating in 40 games played with Jungadler Mannheim U-19. He helped Jungadler Mannheim’s U-19 team to DNL league championships in each of the past two seasons.

“Yannik is a dynamic, highly skilled player who has the ability to be an impact offensive player for us in the seasons to come,” Hanlon said. “We’re very excited to add a player of his skill-set and character to our roster for next season and he’s excited to come to Vancouver to begin the next chapter of his junior hockey career.”

Tonight in Kennewick, Wash. the Vancouver Giants continue their southern road-swing when they clash with the Tri-City Americans.

Tomorrow night the G-Men battle Spokane before returning to Kennewick for a Sunday showdown with the Americans.

Just Posted

Odd Thoughts: Consciousness legally deeper today

The rules governing marijuana sound like they were dreamed up at a pot party.

Puff, puff, pass: Cannabis is officially legal across Canada

B.C. has only one bricks-and-mortar marijuana store

New bus route to ‘replace’ Greyhound along Trans-Canada Highway

Rider Express Transportation says they will soon begin a bus service from Winnipeg to Vancouver

First-time Langley mayor’s gala raises $856,000

Final numbers are in for last month’s gala – $856,000 raised, $600,000 of which goes to hospital.

Young Giants make Worlds

Two forwards from the Langley-based WHL team were picked today to represent Canada.

VIDEO: How to roll a joint

The cannabis connoisseur shares his secrets to rolling the perfect joint

Scope of Hurricane Michael’s fury becomes clearer in Florida Panhandle

Nearly 137,000 Florida customers remain without power from the Gulf of Mexico to the Georgia border

Streamlined pardon process for pot possession convictions in Canada

Feds say legalization is first step towards objectives of getting pot out of the hands of kids and eliminating black market

Boeser tallies in OT as Canucks beat Penguins 3-2

Vancouver wins without star rookie Pettersson

U.S. pot firm urges Trump to deny Canadian producers ‘competitive advantage’

The challenge for U.S. firms lies in the fact that while recreational cannabis is legal in nine states and medicinal pot in 22 others, it remains illegal under federal law

Mayor of Kamloops says ‘history has been made’ with vote on B.C.’s lone pot shop

The store to be run by the province in B.C.’s Interior is opening Wednesday as pot sales become legal across Canada

Government says imprisoned Canadian terror suspects must face consequences

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale showed little sympathy Tuesday for such individuals who now want to return to Canada

How rules for inmate segregation in Canada will change under Bill C-83

Federal government proposing changes to rules around inmates in federal correctional institutions

UPDATE: B.C. man who swam naked with sharks arrested

David Weaver, of Nelson, will face mischief and assault charges

Most Read