INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – The Kansas City Mavericks Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations, John-Scott Dickson announced Thursday that the club has signed forward Ryan Van Stralen. Van Stralen played with the Wichita Thunder last season.
In 57 games with his team last season, the six-foot-three, 220-pounder scored eight goals and notched 11 assists for 19 points. He also amassed 87 penalty minutes. In 73 career ECHL games, the Prescott, Ontario native has compiled 34 points on 16 goals and 18 assists.
“Ryan is a hard-nosed player who can contribute at both ends of the ice,” Dickson said, “He brings the grit factor.”
Before turning professional, he attended Carleton University for four years where he was a teammate of Mavericks forward, Corey Durocher. There Van Stralen played in 97 career games for the Ravens, recording 93 points (48g, 45a) and 226 penalty minutes. He was a teammate of current Thunder defenseman, Etienne Boutet, on Team Canada in February of 2017 at the International University Sports Federation Tournament and helped them win a bronze medal.
The Kansas City Mavericks begin their 11th season this fall at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, MO. The 2019-20 home schedule kicks off on Saturday, October 12 as the Mavericks take on the Indy Fuel at 7:05 p.m. For more information, visit kcmavericks.com.