WILD WELCOME DANIS
The Wenatchee Wild have signed forward and Calgary, Alberta native Alex Danis with the MJHL’s Swan Valley Stampeders. He spent the 2019-20 season with the AJHL’s Lloydminster Bobcats. During his time there, he picked up five goals and seven assists for 12 points in 48 games. For the 2020-21 season, split time between the Stampeders and USPHL Premier’s Pueblo Bulls. In his time with the Stampeders, he collected seven goals and seven assists for 14 points in nine games. In five games with the Bulls, he picked up four goals and an assist for five points in three regular season games. During the playoffs that year, he picked up three goals and three assists for six points in five games. Head coach Chris Clark touched on the acquisition of Danis and what he’s looking forward to in working with him in Wenatchee this season. “Alex was recently acquired in a trade with Swan Valley of the MJHL. Alex is a skilled forward who sees the ice really well. He brings a couple years of junior hockey experience to our room and has the ability to play both Wing and Center. I know Alex is excited to continue his career in Wenatchee and we are thrilled to have him and continue to help him develop as he works towards his goal of an NCAA Division I college scholarship,” Clark said. Danis talked about the Wild organization and their past successes in his decision to join the team for this season. “I really felt with the past, how successful their organization has been, especially in the past winning a 2018 Doyle Cup championship, and I think the players they moved on to NCAA Division One is what makes that program so great,” Danis said. Director of Scouting Leigh Mendelson touched on the addition of Danis to the team this season. “Alex comes to us From the MJHL where he had a very successful, but short 20-21 campaign. He has the versatility to play center or wing, and we see his skating and ability to finish as his
strengths. Alex has a track record of being productive offensively, we expect he will be a big part of our offense. His Junior hockey experience will be an asset while our younger players are acclimating to the BCHL. Alex will be a player who attracts NCAA attention as the year goes on,”
Mendelson said. He also talked about what fans should expect when it comes to his play on the ice. “I think I bring a lot of energy to the ice, I think I bring a lot of offense, in the past I’ve been known for offensive skill and a lot of energy, being fast and a good skater,” Danis said. With the experience Danis has in time playing in multiple leagues, he touched on the veteran leadership he can bring. He talked about competing, really wanting to help out offensively in all areas and being a leader on the ice every night. Danis said he wants to be a player they can rely on whenever they need and in whatever position that might be. He touched on being patient, working hard and how nothing is given. “The most important thing that I’ve learned is how hard everyone needs to compete in order for a team to do well and that’s what I’m going to bring is to compete every night,” Davis said. Danis explained that he’s a pretty happy, joyful and fun guy who enjoys hanging with his teammates and bringing a positive attitude into the community.