Gage Goncalves awaits a change during 2019 Silvertips’ Training Camp at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on August 22, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Gage Goncalves awaits a change during 2019 Silvertips’ Training Camp at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on August 22, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

WHL star from Mission drafted by Tampa Bay Lightning

Gage Goncalves, 19, picked up in second round of NHL Draft

Mission’s 19-year-old hockey star, Gage Goncalves, has been drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Goncalves was picked in the second round, No. 62 overall on Wednesday’s NHL Draft (Oct. 7).

As a centre, he has improved drastically over the past two seasons, racking up 33 goals, 38 assists in 60 games this year with the Everett Silvertips – compared to just a single goal in his rookie season.

Goncalves was added last minute to the roster of Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Check Development Camp in July, 2020.

RELATED: Mission-born hockey prospect joins Hockey Canada’s national junior team’s development camp

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