The Edmonton Oil Kings have signed forward Dylan Guenther and defenceman Keagan Slaney to Standard Western Hockey League (WHL) Player Agreements.
Guenther and Slaney were selected by the Oil Kings in the first round of the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft, Guenther selected 1st overall and Slaney selected 20th overall.
Guenther, 15, appeared in 30 games this season with the Canadian Sports School Bantam Hockey League’s (CSSBHL) Northern Alberta Xtreme Bantam Prep, recording 103 points (56G, 47A) and 22 penalty minutes.
Slaney, 15, appeared in 35 games this season with the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League’s (AMBHL) Airdrie Xtreme Bantam AAA putting up 36 points (13G, 23A) and 40 penalty minutes.
In addition, both players participated in the 2018 Alberta Cup and were named to the 2018 Alberta Cup All-Star Team. Slaney served as team captain for Team Central who won the 2018 Alberta Cup.
“A week ago from today was a very important day for our franchise,” said Oil Kings General Manager Randy Hansch. “We had the opportunity to select both players in the Bantam Draft with Dylan [Guenther] being selected 1st overall and Keagan [Slaney] selected 20th. We feel both players bring special elements to their games and with continued development, we believe that both Dylan and Keagan will be solid building blocks in our program moving forward.”