Defenseman was selected in fifth round of 2020 WHL Draft
KENT, September 9, 2021 — The Seattle Thunderbirds have announced defenseman Ethan Mittelsteadt has signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the team.
Mittelsteadt, from Victoria, British Columbia, was selected by the T-Birds in the fifth round, 95th overall, in the 2020 WHL Draft.
“Ethan is a great skating defenseman with phenomenal instincts both offensively and defensively,” said assistant general manager, Jared Crooks. “He is another guy that played well above his age group at training camp.”
By signing a WHL Standard Player Agreement, Mittelsteadt is guaranteed a WHL Scholarship for every year he plays in the WHL. A player is able to attend any career enhancing institution of his choice, including universities, colleges, technical institutes, trade schools, or any other institution which will help the player achieve his academic and career goals.
For each season played in the WHL, a player receives a one-year post-secondary scholarship, which includes: Tuition, Compulsory Fees and Required Textbooks.
The WHL provides the top young hockey talent in western Canada and the United States with the opportunity to develop their skills on the ice at the highest possible level, without compromising their academic goals.