The Humboldt Broncos are pleased to announce the acquisition of 2002-born forward Ben Kotylak of the BCHL’s Nanaimo Clippers.
Kotylak completes a future consideration from a trade between the two clubs stemming from the 2021/22 season.
Kotylak, a North Vancouver, BC native, split the past season between the AJHL’s Calgary Canucks, and the Clippers. The 20-year-old picked up 13 points (8g, 5a) in 30 games with Calgary, before adding another 7 points (4g, 3a) in 29 games with Nanaimo.
“We’re very excited to add Ben as a Bronco for the upcoming season,” said Head Coach and GM, Scott Barney. “His experience going to the league finals in the BCHL is a huge asset, and the first thing you notice about him is his speed which is an intangible we love to add on our team. We believe he will be able to help us in many facets of the game including regaining his offensive touch.”
In 2019/20, before jumping to Junior-A hockey, Kotylak led his Vancouver NW Hawks U18 AAA team with 50 points (23g, 27a) in 40 games, and finished 7th in the league, depicting the offensive talent Barney hopes to rekindle in Humboldt.
The Humboldt Broncos and the City of Humboldt would like to welcome Ben to the Broncos and the community.