Player Profile: Graysen Burzynski

NAME: Grayson Burzynski TEAM: Winnipeg Monarchs (MBAAA) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’2/202lbs POSITION: Defense HAND: Left DRAFT RANKINGS: 84TH SKATING: 3.25 SKILL: 3.25 SHOT: 3.75 SMARTS: 3.5 PHYSICAL: 4.25   A big mobile defenseman who posted 58 points this season from the back end, Grayson Burzynski has a huge frame and is a solid defender when playing within his limitations. He reminds our scouting crew physically of last year’s captain Jason Ruff (1st Round MJHL pick) but doesn’t … Read more

Player Profile: Rylan Gould

NAME: Rylan Gould TEAM: Winnipeg Monarchs (MBAAA) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’7/152lbs POSITION: Center HAND: Left DRAFT RANKINGS: 57TH SKATING: 4 SKILL: 4 SHOT: 4 SMARTS: 4 PHYSICAL: 3.5   Rylan Gould was one of the top players coming out of Manitoba, he produced 86 points this past season and was fifth in league scoring. An excellent all-around player who plays both ends of the ice, shows offensive flashes and has a decent sized frame.  Continued to show … Read more

Player Profile: Brady Birnie

NAME: Brady Birnie TEAM: Regina Monarchs HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’6/123lbs POSITION: Forward HAND: Left DRAFT RANKINGS: 63RD SKATING: 3.75 SKILL: 4 SHOT: 3 SMARTS: 4.25 PHYSICAL: 3   Brady Birnie had the luxury this past season of playing on one of the best lines in Western Canada bantam hockey. Playing alongside Sam Oremba and relative Carson Birnie, Brady posted 128 points in 31 games in the regular season. Birnie is an intelligent player who knows how to … Read more

Future Cast: Swift Current Broncos

2019 WHL Draft Summary I was very impressed with the philosophy implemented at this years draft by the Swift Current Broncos, taking skill, skating, and speed with there high picks before going ‘best player available’ after addressing all positions. Somehow getting two first round picks this year, the Broncos took Mathew Ward at pick 14 and Tyson Jugnauth at 21. Ward was our best ranked playmaker, an uber-skilled forward that … Read more

Prospect Profile: Tyson Jugnauth

Name: Tyson Jugnauth Team: Central Zone Rockets (BC-T1) Position: Defense Hometown: Kelowna, British Columbia Height/Weight: 5’10 140lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 21   Areas of Strength Skating Skill Offensive Abilities Areas of Weakness Size Defensive End Report: Though he played this past season in the BC-T1 league, Jugnauth skill set is in high demand coming into draft day and he’s expected to be one of the top defenseman … Read more

Prospect Profile: Mathew Ward

Name: Mathew Ward Team: Delta Green (CSSHL) Position: Forward Hometown: Richmond, British Columbia Height/Weight: 5’7 136lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 13   Areas of Strength High End Playmaking Puck Possession Agility Areas of Weakness Size Shooting Abilities Physical Play Report: Mathew Ward elevated his game and earned his place in our first round rankings with a strong second half of the season. After leading the John Reid Memorial … Read more