The San Jose Barracuda has signed former Los Angeles Jr. King Evan Weinger to an American Hockey League contract.
This season, Weinger, a forward, has recorded 50 points (26 goals) and a plus-3 rating in 57 games with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL).
The Barracuda is the top affiliate of the San Jose Sharks.
“Evan has high-end speed and can play in all situations,” said Doug Wilson Jr., director of hockey operations for the Sharks. “He plays on the inside and has a quick release from both sides of the ice. We’ve been following him for a while now, and we’re excited for him to join the organization.”
Weinger, a 20-year-old from El Segundo, participated in the Los Angeles Kings Development Camp last summer.
He began the 2017-18 campaign with the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks - the team with whom he played three full seasons prior to joining Brandon.