The Edmonton Oil Kings’ President of Hockey Operations and GM Kirt Hill announced Thursday morning that he has signed both forwards Kobe Verbicky and Carson Latimer ahead of the 2018-19 season.
Kobe Verbicky was selected in the second round, 23rd overall, by the Oil Kings in 2018. The Victoria, BC native picked up 22 goals and 22 assists for 44 points with Yale Hockey Academy Bantam Prep last season.
Carson Latimer was selected in the third round, 48th overall, in 2018. The South Surrey, BC native posted 29 points in 28 games with the Delta Hockey Academy Elite Prep G.
“We are really excited,” said GM Kirt Hill about the signings. “Kobe and Carson, two guys from BC who were second and third round picks for us and guys we feel are going to be a big part of our team moving forward in the future.”
“Both player play with pace, both players play with urgency,” said Jamie Porter, Director of Scouting for the Oil Kings. “They are both very competitive. Both have a 200 foot game to them. They’re the type of players we talked about brining into the organization.”