2007-08: Travis Ewanyk was chosen in the third round, 48th overall, of the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft by the Edmonton Oil Kings.
2008-09: Ewanyk saw his first WHL action, playing in 2 games for the Oil Kings. He registered no points in those appearances. In 3 playoff games, Ewanyk registered no points.
2009-10: In his WHL rookie season, Ewanyk played in 42 games for the Oil Kings. He scored 1 goal and added 4 assists for 5 points to go along with 45 penalty minutes. Ewanyk played for Team Pacific at the 2010 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, netting 1 goal in 5 games.
2010-11: In 72 games for the Oil Kings, Ewanyk scored 16 goals and added 11 assists for 27 points while tacking on 126 penalty minutes. In 4 playoff games, Ewanyk registered no points. Ewanyk played for Canada at the 2011 U-18 World Junior Championship, picking up 1 assist in 7 games.
2011-12: One of three Oilers prospects to skate for the WHL champion Edmonton Oil Kings, Ewanyk did not play in his first game until February 24th after undergoing surgery for an upper body injury prior to the season. He scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was plus-eight with 8 penalty minutes in 11 regular season games for the Oil Kings. Edmonton had the WHL's best record in winning the Central Division and defeated Portland in a seven-game playoff final series en route to the Memorial Cup. Ewanyk played all 20 playoff games and scored 3 goals with 2 assists; finishing plus-three with 10 penalty minutes. He was scoreless and an even plus/minus in four games at the Memorial Cup.
A very good faceoff man, a versatile center, with a well-deserved reputation for efficient two-way play. Not afraid to impose himself physically during puck battles. Competent when the gloves are dropped. Not likely to deliver a great deal of offense at the next level. A natural leader. Ewanyk could play an NHL depth role as an agitator who regularly draws the tough defensive assignment against the opposition's best players.
Ewanyk will play his fourth season in the WHL for the Edmonton Oil Kings and hopes to remain healthy for the entire year. He should be an important cog in the team's defensive game. The Canadian-born center could get an invitation to Team Canada's December camp for the 2013 WJC tournament in Ufa, Russia.