First-year Penticton Vee Connor Hutchison had his season cut short last year due to injury but the club announced he will be back for 2019/20.
The 2000-born defenceman from Hicksville, N.Y., scored two goals and added eight assists in 22 games before his season-ending injury in November.
All of those points except one came in the 13 games preceding the injury as he began adjust the B.C. Hockey League pace.
Prior to joining the Vees, Hutchison capped off a four-year stint at the Selects Academy prep school in South Kent, Conn. by scoring nine goals and adding 42 assists in 49 games during the 2017-18 season.
The puck-moving defenceman has an NCAA commitment to the University of Vermont to continue his hockey and educational future.