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Ronning Signs

Photos Chris Relke, Rik Fedyck

Burnaby’s Ty Ronning was selected by the Rangers in the 7th round (201st overall) in the 2016 entry level NHL draft made it official by signing a three-year entry level contract.

Originally selected by the Vancouver Giants in the first round (15th overall) in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, Ronning has suited up in 279 career WHL games all of which were with the Vancouver Giants.

He has collected 121 goals and 90 assists for 211 points and currently leads the Vancouver Giants in goals (55) and points (77).

His 55 goals plateau ranks him tied for second in the Western Hockey League and on February 9th, he scored his 48th and 49th goals of the season.

This saw him equal and overtaking the previous record for most goals in a season for a Vancouver Giant player previously held by Evander Kane.

Two games later on February 14th in Portland, Ronning became the first Giant to ever score 50 goals in a season.

Ty told the media “I’m so thankful to my family, friends, teammates, coaches, the Vancouver Giants management and ownership group and the fans for supporting me for the past five seasons.”

He continued “It’s been a lot of hard work, but it’s paying off, and now the real work begins. It’s an honor to sign with the New York Rangers and I’m very excited to begin the pro hockey chapter of my life, but before that, I’m looking forward to finishing my WHL career on a positive note with the Vancouver Giants.”

The Giants secured a playoff spot with a victory at home Saturday against former Vancouver Giants Coach Don Hay’s Kamloops Blazers.

Thanks to Dan O’Connor Director of Media Relations/Play-By-Play Broadcaster Vancouver Giants for the press release.