University of Connecticut forward Ryan Tverberg has signed his entry level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Tverberg skated in just 7 games with the Bulldogs after he was acquired during the tumultuious 2020 season from the Toronto Jr Canadiens. When the BCHL season was paused to COVID, Tverberg left to join the Huskies where he’s been ever since.
Bulldogs fans were never given the opportunity to see Tverberg skate in a Bulldogs uniform as spectators were held out of the BCHL’s extended pre-season, and ultimately the Pod-Season that took place here in Port Alberni.
“When you look back at that season, we had the makings of something potentially special” said Bulldogs president David Michaud. “Joe Martin was able to add Tverberg and Oak Macleod to some pretty good players we had developed in-house. I think if that roster was given the opportunity to compete, it had a chance to make some noise.”
This past season, Tverberg scored 15 goals and added 15 assists for 30 points in 35 games. Tverberg also appeared at the National Junior Selection Camp, becoming the 1st former Bulldog to skate at that camp.
Tverberg will join the AHL’s Toronto Marlies to begin his professional development.