The Las Vegas Golden Knights have signed Brandon hockey product Zach Whitecloud to a three-year, entry-level deal, and he is expected to join the NHL club as early as Friday. Whitecloud recently finished his sophomore season at Bemidji State where the 22-year-old had four goals and 14 assists in 36 games and was considered one of the top college free agents available. He also played for Canada at the Karjala Cup in November and was on the radar to play for his country at the Olympics.
Zach skated with the Brandon AAA Midget Wheat Kings in the 2013-14 season, and followed that up by playing two seasons with the MJHL’s Virden Oil Capitals. This summer he is listed among one of the guest instructors at Micheal Ferland’s first ever hockey school.