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Vees receive commitment from Danny Weight

USA NTDP u17 vs Lincoln

Photo: Rena Laverty

Penticton, BC: The Penticton Vees are proud to announce they have received a commitment from 2001-born forward Danny Weight for the 2019-20 season.

Weight, from Lattingtown, New York, spent the 2018-19 season with the US National Development Program, splitting time with the U17 team, U18 team and the USHL Junior team.

With the USHL team, Weight played 23 games scoring eight goals and seven assists.

In 2017-18 Weight played 57 games with the U17 USNDTP team and scored 19 goals with 18 assists. He also skated in 31 games with the USHL team, scoring 12 goals with 10 assists.

The 6’, 185-pound forward comes to Penticton with an NCAA commitment to Boston College.

Weight, who was born in Edmonton, was a member of the US U17 team that won the gold medal at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in New Brunswick in 2018. He scored one goal and added two assists in six games.

Danny is the son of Doug Weight, who played 1,238 NHL games over his career with the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim Ducks and New York Islanders. He won the Stanley Cup in 2006 as a member of the Hurricanes and currently works as a senior advisor with the Islanders. 

Weight will arrive in Penticton for training camp in mid-August.