Raiders sign Gislason

Photo Courtesy of the Prince Albert Raiders Prince Albert Raiders general manager Curtis Hunt poses with defenceman Tayem Gislason as he signs a contract with the club on Monday afternoon.

The Prince Albert Raiders added to their blueline depth on Monday afternoon as they signed 16-year-old defenceman Tayem Gislason to a standard player agreement.

“Tayem is a big, puck-moving defenseman that has excelled in all situations,” Raiders general manager Curtis Hunt said in a prepared statement. “We’re excited about adding Tayem to the fold.”

Gislason, who is from Winnipeg, has 14 points in 24 games this season for the Rink Hockey Academy’s prep program in the Canadian Sports School Hockey League.

He also has an assist in three games for the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Winnipeg Blues.

A member of Manitoba’s team at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Gislason was a sixth round pick by the Raiders in the 2018 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

He joins Nolan Allan, Tyson Laventure, Adam McNutt and Logan Linklater as members of the draft class who have signed contracts with the team.