The Knights and forward Skylar Gutierrez have come to a tender agreement over the weekend. From Anchorage, Alaska, Gutierrez stands at 6-2, 180 lbs as just a 2001 birth year.
“I bring a strong presence around the net,” he said. “I like to play strong down low, throw the body, play with some jam and get pucks to the net.”
“Skylar is a power forward that plays with a lot of speed and grit,” said Knights assistant coach Andrew Whiteside. “We are very excited have a player of his caliber part of our organization.”
Gutierrez, even at 16, is no stranger to the NAHL. He’s recorded one assist in five games with Kenai River as an affiliate player this season.
“It was a really good experience,” said Gutierrez. “It was way faster that the level I’m used to. I was really glad to get that experience to help prepare me for the next level.”
Currently a member of the Alaska Oilers U16 AAA program, Gutierrez is a current and long-time teammate of fellow Knights tender Jeffrey Bertrand.
“We’ve been teammates for a long time,” said Gutierrez of his fellow Anchorage-native. “He told me how great his experience was and how much he liked the organization. For me, I really liked how professional the interaction was with the Knights, and how quickly we were able to come to a tender agreement. That really stood out to me. I’m just excited to get to work, to prove I’m a good player at the next level and bring it every day.”
The Knights are excited to welcome Gutierrez to the organization and look forward to helping him develop and advance in his career!