The Selkirk Steelers have officially signed forward Adam Ingram to a standard Manitoba Junior Hockey League agreement deal. Originally drafted 53rd overall by the Portage Terriers in the fifth round of the 2018 MJHL Bantam Draft, the six-foot, 165-pound speedster played out the past season with the AAA Winnipeg Thrashers U-18 program.
Following three uber-successful AAA seasons as a Winnipeg Hawk through his U-14, U-15 and U-17 seasons, Ingram skated at the Red Deer Rebels WHL camp last summer prior to joining the Thrashers for the 2019-20 season. With Winnipeg, the 16-year-old averaged over a point-per-game, finishing the year with 15 goals, 33 points and 12 penalty minutes in 32 regular season games, before picking up four goals, six points and four penalty minutes in four playoff matchups.
Midway through the 2019-20 season, the Steelers acquired the rights to the West St. Paul product through a trade with Portage. Selkirk dealt veteran forward Brett Namaka to the Terriers in exchange for both Ingram and Sheldon Howard (2001). However, remaining unsigned until early September, Ingram was unable to lace up in the MJHL last year.
Although producing at an exceptional rate as a 16-year-old in a U-18 league, Ingram first caught the attention of many within Manitoba’s junior hockey community with his dominant 2018-19 campaign. He produced 32 goals and 64 points in just 35 games for the U-17 Hawks, while earning the league’s Forward of the Year award and pacing all U-17 players in goals, assists and points.
Ingram, who is also an avid amateur golfer, earlier won the 2020 Elmhurst Invitational Low Junior title in shooting rounds of 73 and 69 in mid-August. Ingram’s score also placed him in a tie for second overall within all age categories.
If hockey doesn’t work out, the 16-year-old clearly has a fallback option.