Travis Ewanyk
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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.

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