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Wenatchee Wild: Graduating players and eligible returnees

The Wenatchee Wild had a down year by its standards, finishing seventh in the Interior Conference during the 2021-22 season. The Wild faced Salmon Arm in the first round and was eliminated in a thrilling seven-game series.

Wenatchee has six players committed to NCAA Division I schools for this September and goaltender Tyler Shea has aged out of junior hockey.

Wild general manager Bliss Littler and head coach Chris Clark have nine forwards, five defenders, and netminder Andy Vlaha eligible to return next season. Littler and Clark also have five 20-year-olds returning for the Wild.

These numbers will likely change as players move to other leagues like the Western Hockey League, US Hockey League, or North American Hockey League. They may drop down to junior B, be sent away in trades, retire, or wind up committing to college before September and don’t return to Wenatchee for 2022-23.

The depth chart is based on the league going with a 24-player roster next season and coaches going with 14 forwards, eight defenders, and two goaltenders

Graduating Players

Ean Somoza (Western Michigan University)
Quinn Emerson (Bowling Green University)
Cade Stibbe (Arizona State University)
David Hejduk (Harvard University)
Brett Oberle (Air Force Academy)
Mario Gasparini (University of Vermont)
Tyler Shea (aged out)

Eligible Returnees (* indicates an open spot – assuming the team goes with 14 forwards and eight defenders)

Landon Parker (02)
Owen Bohn (02)
Hunter Hastings (02)
Garrett Szydlowski (02)
Anthony Cafarelli (03)
Parker Murray (03)
Ben Ivey (04)
Jack Ivey (04)
Hudson Blue (04)
Cade Littler (04)

Jakob Karpa (02)
Travis Bohnet (02)
Brodrick Williams (04)
Connor Overson (04)
Brasen Boser (04)

Andy Vlaha (03)