Prospect Profile: Trevor Wong

Photo Source: Warren Henderson/Kelowna Capital News

Name: Trevor Wong

Team: Greater Vancouver Canadiens (BCMML)

Position: Center

Date of Birth: May 4th 2003

Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia

Height/Weight: 5’8 138lbs

Hand: Left

WHL Draft: 18th Overall in 2018 – Kelowna Rockets (Unsigned)

*Committed to University of Denver*

*Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft*


Areas of Strength

  • Elite Skating Abilities
  • Instinctive Anticipation
  • Vision at Top Speed

Areas of Weakness

  • Size
  • Physical Play
  • Strength

Player Report: A likely top 10 pick if he were committed to the WHL, Trevor Wong fell to the Kelowna Rockets who took a flyer in drafting Trevor Wong in the first round. Wong, whose verbally  committed to the University of Denver, spent this past season playing in the CSSHL Bantam Varsity league with St. Georges Academy. A team with Bantam Prep calibre players playing in a lower level league. He led the league in scoring with 164 points in 35 combined games. Wong grew up playing in the Burnaby Winter Club program and was there up until he joined St. Georges. As of right now Wong’s commitment to the WHL is 50/50 from everything that I have been seeing. 

Trevor Wong was likely the most elite skater in his WHL Draft class. A dynamic skating centre who could force deceptive pressure on plays with carrying of speed and deceptive acceleration on his edges. One of the most elite offensive talents who could provide dynamic puck controls and vision that enhances players performance around him. Has knack for anticipating where the puck is going to be and jumping on passes, transitioning the puck quickly the other way. An agile player who shows confidence and unpredictability in attacking defenders one on one, beating them with either a wide attack or by dazzling creativity around them. Reacts with intuitive attacking abilities, being able to read the oppositions weaknesses and exploit them. His stride is a thing of beauty, a long smooth skater who glides on the ice maximizes it to its full efficiency. An incredibly hard to contain player with his diverse skill set and pro-level skating abilities, he’s a rough time for defenders when he is in possession of the puck. I’d describe his game as more of a pass first type of player, he distributes complicated passes with ease and his poised offensive approach allows players around him to keep up with his pace of play. He can put the puck in the back of the net as well, beating goalies with intelligent shot selection and shot accuracy. He shows the capabilities of carrying the puck end to end by displaying dynamic footwork and puck protection skills. While he is fairly diminutive in size, Wong is a fearless combatant who will explode with the puck out of corners and handle physical play along the wall fairly well. Overall Wong is an elite skating offensive asset who plays the game with poise and competence. One he adds strength and size to his game, Wong will be virtually impossible to handle.

If Wong were to commit to the WHL, he could truly be a player that the league has not seen in a long time. At a young age, he already possesses the pro-level skating tools and hockey IQ need to be an elite level player. If he chooses to go the Junior A route, I’d expect he’d be the most touted name to take that route in a long time. Wong is currently committed to the University of Denver. Potential to become an offensive catalyst in the WHL. I know some scouts have lots of question marks around his game as he played at a lower level but people saw his capabilities against higher competition and he was exceptional. It was his choice to play at that level. The kids was BWC’s top forward at Western’s two-years ago and topped our draft list after the Chilliwack tournament last year. That excuse will be put to rest very soon.

Past Seasons:

2016-2017 – BWC BC-T1: 67GP-43G-70A-113PTS 16PIMS

2017-2018 – St. Georges Varsity: 30GP-64G-77A-141PTS 34PIMS Playoffs: 5GP-5G-18A-23PTS 4PIMS

 

Accolades:

2017-2018 CSSHL Bantam Varsity Champion

CSSHL Bantam Varsity MVP

CSSHL Bantam Varsity Most Points/Goals/Assists