There are now two major junior players on the Prince George Spruce Kings roster in the midst of a struggling start to their championship-defending season.
The 19-year-old has played 115 games over three seasons in the WHL between the Tri-City Americans and the Kelowna Rockets, recording just eight points in that span with five goals and three assists.
Kushniryk also stands at six-foot-five weighing 210 pounds and could present a strong, physical toughness the Spruce Kings are looking for.
"Wil is a veteran player who will give us some size and strength up front while also providing some leadership,” says Prince George General Manager Mike Hawes in a team release. “I feel that we aren't playing a heavy enough game up front on some nights. The addition of Wil should help address this issue."
This will be the first Junior ‘A’ hockey stint for the Chilliwack product.
Kushniryk is now the fifth player to join Prince George after the official start of the 2019-20 season.
The Spruce Kings are currently fourth in the BCHL’s Mainland Division and 13th in the league with a 5-7-2-1 record.
They play in Powell River on Thursday (Oct. 24), Victoria Saturday (Oct. 26) and Cowichan Valley on Sunday (Oct. 27).