Rylan Pearce on Tuesday signed a standard WHL player agreement with the Kamloops Blazers.
The 2005-born defenceman, nabbed by the Blazers in Round 4 of the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft, is from Martensville, Sask.
“His ability to get back to pucks and make sound decisions under pressure, combined with his physicality and compete, make him an effective player,” Blazers’ director of player personnel Robbie Sandland said in a press release.
“As a group, we see a lot of upside in his game and look forward to watching him develop in a Blazer uniform.” Pearce, who stands 5-foot-8 and weighs 161 pounds, played in seven games last season for the Warman Wildcats, who toil in the Under-18 AAA Saskatchewan league.
In 2019-2020, Pearce racked up 10 goals and 40 points in 31 games for under-15 Martensville.