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HSK2425 Signings


HENDERSON (July 9, 2024) – Henderson Silver Knights General Manager Tim Speltz announced today, July 9, that the Silver Knights have signed forwards Riley McKay and Braeden Bowman to AHL contracts for the 2024-25 season.

McKay, 25, prepares for his fifth professional season. A native of Swan River, Manitoba, McKay appeared in 46 games last season with the Laval Rocket, registering four goals, 10 points, and 148 penalty minutes, tied for fourth in the AHL in penalty minutes. In 85 career AHL games with Laval and the Rockford IceHogs, McKay has totaled six goals, 18 points, and 300 penalty minutes. In 83 ECHL games with the Trois-Rivieres Lions and Indy Fuel, McKay has tallied 22 goals, 37 points, and 263 penalty minutes.

The 6-foot forward played four seasons in the Western Hockey League from 2016-20 with the Spokane Chiefs and Saskatoon Blades, serving as an assistant captain in Saskatoon in 2019-20. McKay registered 38 goals, 87 points, and 517 penalty minutes in 243 WHL games. He led the WHL in penalty minutes in 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Bowman, 21, will dress for his first professional season after playing the last three seasons with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League. A Kitchener, Ontario native, Bowman served as captain with the Storm last season, notching 37 goals and 71 points in 68 games. In 2022-23, he was assistant captain and tallied 72 points in 54 games.

In 184 career OHL games with Guelph, the 6-foot-2 forward finished his junior career with 97 goals and 180 points. He attended Development Camp with the Golden Knights in July.


Riley McKay, Forward
Birthplace: Swan River, Manitoba
Height: 6-0
Weight: 203 lbs.
Age: 25
Shoots: Left

– Totaled four goals and 10 points in 2023-24 with Laval

– Tied for fourth in AHL with 148 penalty minutes in 2023-24

– Has totaled six goals, 18 points, and 300 penalty minutes in 85 career AHL games

– Totaled 22 goals, 37 points, and 263 penalty minutes in 83 career ECHL games

– Tallied 38 goals, 87 points, and 517 penalty minutes in 243 career WHL games

– Led WHL in penalty minutes in 2017-18 and 2018-19

Braeden Bowman, Forward
Birthplace: Kitchener, Ontario
Height: 6-2
Weight: 195 lbs.
Age: 21
Shoots: Right

– Recorded 37 goals and 71 points in 2023-24 with OHL Guelph

– Served as captain in Guelph in 2023-24, and assistant captain in 2022-23

– Totaled 97 goals and 180 points in 184 career OHL games

– Attended 2024 Development Camp with Golden Knights


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