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Ryan Hofer Signs NHL Entry Level Contract with the Washington Capitals

Penticton, BC (Canada) - Kaizen Sports Agency is pleased to announce that client, Ryan Hofer, has agreed to terms with the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL) on an Entry Level Contract (ELC) beginning next season.

The Manitoba native has signed a three-year NHL Entry Level Contract (ELC) which will run through the 2025-26 season. Ryan will join the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) for the remainder of the season upon the conclusion of the Kamloops Blazers Memorial Cup push.

The Capitals selected Hofer, 20, with the 181st overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. The 6'3", 192-pound forward has recorded 58 points (36g, 22a) in 53 games with the Kamloops Blazers and Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League (WHL) this season. Hofer, who was traded from Everett to Kamloops on Jan. 8, ranks seventh in the WHL in goals, third in faceoff wins (706) and shots (238) and eighth in penalty minutes (94).

"Ryan is a fantastic illustration of what can happen when daily persistence and deep focus are applied," said Senior Managing Director Michael O'Rafferty. He and his family are mindful of the process, and they can now celebrate his three-year Entry Level Contract (ELC) with the Washington Capitals. We're eager to see what he can accomplish in professional hockey, but first he has work to do for the Memorial Cup host Kamloops Blazers."


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