Travis Ewanyk
Image: NHL

Travis Ewanyk

Hometown:

St. Albert Alberta

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1993-03-29

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Trade with Edmonton, June 2015

Weight:

192 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

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: Ewanyk played in 42 games for the Oil Kings in his WHL rookie season, . 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: Ewanyk played 72 games for Edmonton in his second WHL season. He scored 16 goals and added 11 assists for 27 points while tacking on 126 penalty minutes. In 4 playoff games, Ewanyk registered no points. He played for Canada at the 2011 U-18 World Junior Championship, picking up 1 assist in 7 games.

2011-12: Ewanyk was one of three Oilers prospects to skate for the WHL champion Edmonton Oil Kings. He 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.

2012-13: Ewanyk skated in 58 games for the Edmonton Oil Kings in his fourth WHL season, missing nearly a month with a knee injury. He scored 8 goals with 15 assists and was +13; finishing third on the Oil Kings with 119 penalty minutes. Edmonton finished first in the Central Division and lost to Portland in the WHL Finals. Ewanyk scored 6 goals with 4 assists in 22 playoff games and was +8 with 26 penalty minutes.

2013-14: Ewanyk skated in 68 of 76 regular season games for Edmonton AHL affiliate Oklahoma City in his first pro season. Playing mostly an energy/enforcer role for the Barons, he scored 7 goals with 5 assists and was -10 with 100 penalty minutes. Oklahoma City finished third in the West Division before being swept by eventual Calder Cup champion Texas in a first-round series. Ewanyk had 1 assist and was +2 with 4 penalty minutes in three playoff games. 

2014-15: Ewanyk had 120 penalty minutes in 69 games for Edmonton AHL affiliate Oklahoma City in his second season with the Barons, second only to Mitch Moroz (169). He scored 3 goals with 5 assists and had a -25 plus/minus. Oklahoma City finished third in the West Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Ewanyk did not appear in any playoff games.  The Ottawa Senators acquired Ewanyk from Edmonton in exchange for defenseman Eric Gryba in a June 2015 trade.

Talent Analysis

Ewanyk is a very good face-off man and a versatile center with a well-deserved reputation for efficient two-way play. He is not afraid to impose himself physically during puck battles and is competent when the gloves are dropped. He is not likely to deliver a great deal of offense but is a natural leader.

Future

Ewanyk played primarily a lower line role in his first two pro seasons with Edmonton AHL affiliate Oklahoma City. Heading into his first training camp with Ottawa, he will challenge for a lower line, defensive forward spot with the Senators in 2015-16; likely starting the year in the AHL with Binghamton.

2015 NHL Draft: Ottawa Senators draft review

by Kristopher Bras
on
Photo: Thomas Chabot had 41 points (12 goals, 29 assists) in 66 games with the Sea Dogs last season. (Courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

Photo: Thomas Chabot had 41 points (12 goals, 29 assists) in 66 games with the Sea Dogs last season. (Courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

The Ottawa Senators have a storied knack for finding top talent at unexpected draft positions. Whether they’re grabbing two-time Norris winner Erik Karlsson at 15th overall, or digging Calder nominee Mark Stone up at 178th, the team’s scouts have always kept the depth chart stocked with dynamic young prospects—no matter where the team picks from. Still, that didn’t stop GM Bryan Murray from cashing in some assets to strengthen the team’s position at the 2015 NHL Draft. Read more»

Edmonton Oilers’ farm squad is competing despite turmoil in the NHL

by Kady Hobbins
on

Photo: Edmonton Oilers prospect Jujhar Khaira has worked hard to develop a complete game in his rookie season with Oklahoma City (courtesy of John Rivera/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Edmonton Oilers prospect Jujhar Khaira has worked hard to develop a complete game in his rookie season with Oklahoma City (courtesy of John Rivera/Icon Sportswire)

Changes are afoot within the Edmonton Oilers organization – most notably with the firing of head coach Dallas Eakins and the promotion of former Oklahoma City Barons head coach Todd Nelson to interim head coach of the Oilers. Also important to note in this year’s minor league update is the dissolution of the relationship between the Edmonton Oilers and the Oklahoma City Barons, effective at the end of the 2014-15 season. It has been reported that in 2015-16, the Oilers’ farm team will be relocating to Bakersfield, California, where the Oilers-owned ECHL team, the Bakersfield Condors, currently play.

Read more»

Defensive depth greatest strength of Edmonton Oilers prospect pool

by Kady Hobbins
on

San Jose Sharks v Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Laurent Brossoit has strengthened Edmonton’s goaltending depth in the prospect ranks, which was once an area of weakness for the team. (courtesy of Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

While the Edmonton Oilers continue to rebuild and retool their squad at the NHL level, their diverse group of prospects have been flourishing for the most part, with a number taking significant steps under the tutelage of Todd Nelson of the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL).

Read more»

Oil Kings’ Moroz headlines Edmonton Oilers playoff update

by Kady Hobbins
on

Mitchell Moroz - Edmonton Oil Kings

Photo: A second period goal from Mitchell Moroz turned out to be the game-winner in Edmonton’s 6-3 win over Guelph in the Memorial Cup final (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

The 2013-14 playoff season was a busy one for Edmonton Oilers prospects. Despite the NHL team missing the playoffs for the eighth season in a row, nearly every pro affiliate and junior/collegiate squad earned a trip to the post-season.

Read more»

Defensive strength apparent in Edmonton Oilers’ prospect awards

by Kady Hobbins
on

Oscar Klefbom - Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Oscar Klefbom made his North American debut in 2013-14 and finished the year with 17 games with Edmonton (courtesy of Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

The 2013-14 season was another disappointing finish for the Edmonton Oilers, who ended up 28th in the league, but at the prospect level, an increasingly large crop of young talent has shown promising development.

Read more»

Related Articles

Win a PlayStation 4 + a copy of NHL 16 from GameRevolution and Hockey's Future! Complete one or more of the action... in Contests on LockerDome