On Monday, the Calgary Flames announced the singing of two european players to two-way contracts, including German forward Yasin Ehliz (E-litz).
Ehliz, a native of Bad Tolz, Germany played last season as a member of the Nuermberg Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishhockey Liga (DEL) in Germany. The 25-year-old notched ten goals and 21 assists for 31 points in 46 games. Ehliz also represented Germany in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games where he notched three points in seven games and suited up for Germany at the 2018 World Championships this past May where he recorded three goals and two assists for five points in seven games.
“In Ehliz’s case he can play both left wing and right wing and ultimately provide us with some good depth organizationally,” said Heat General Manager, Brad Pascall on Calgary’s SportsNet 960 The Fan.
Ehliz will be playing his first year of pro hockey in North America this fall, following six straight seasons with the Nuermberg Ice Tigers. Ehliz recorded 214 points, including 74 goals in 280 games for the Ice Tigers. If Ehliz suits up for Stockton this upcoming season he would be the first German-born player to ever play for the Heat.
“He definitely can play up and down the lineup and is a jack of all trades. He is in tremendous shape, keeps himself in excellent condition. We like his quickness, we like his versatility, we like his two-way game,” said Pascall.
Contract: 1 Year (entry-level) $650,000