According to CapFriendly, the Anaheim Ducks have added another prospect to the cupboard, signing undrafted forward Bryce Kindopp to a three-year entry-level contract. The deal will kick in for the 2020-21 season, while Kindopp will continue to play the rest of this year with the Everett Silvertips of the WHL.
Kindopp, 20, current serves as captain of the Silvertips and is having another strong offensive season. With 38 goals and 71 points in 60 games he leads the team, a notable honor for such a dominant squad. The Silvertips are currently sitting with a 44-12-4 record on the season and are one of the favorites to win the WHL championship.
Even though his offensive game is effective at the junior level, Kindopp doesn’t project to be a top player for the Ducks. What he might be however is another effective depth option to help surround their next wave of high-end talent, getting them back to contention.
Kindopp attended the Colorado Avalanche training camp last summer, and was ranked 170th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting in the 2019 draft.