Category «WHL Draft»

Brayden’s Watch List

Heading into the 2018-2019 season, this will be my third year covering the Bantam Draft. I haven’t gotten the opportunity to basically see every kid play in the 2002 + 2003 born classes, and this year will be the first that I get to see some of those kids perform at the Junior levels. Every …

Spokane Chiefs Draft Review

Draft Selections: 17th Overall: Graham Sward- Yale Lions   We felt Sward would go much earlier than he did on draft day. A player who was ranked in our top ten all year long, Sward’s defensive game may have been the best in the draft. A fluid stay at home defender who plays a cautious …

Kelowna Rockets Draft Review

  Draft Selections 18th Overall: Trevor Wong – St. Georges Bantam Varsity   Currently verbally committed to the University of Denver, Kelowna took a huge flyer in selecting Trevor Wong in the first round of the WHL Draft. While Wong’s value is likely that of a top 10 pick, he still is 50/50 on coming …

2018-2019 WHL Draft Preview

  My name is Brayden Sullivan, the date I am writing this is September 17th (And yes I am in class), the bitter sweet start to the 2018-2019 season has already started and things will start to get into the full swing of things around next week. For myself, I am already prepared for a …

Prospect Profile: Sean Tschigerl

Name: Sean Tschigerl Team: OHA Edmonton Midget Prep (CSSHL) Position: Center/Left Wing Date of Birth: April 11th 2003 Hometown: Whitecourt, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’11 170lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 4th Overall in 2018 – Calgary Hitmen (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Work Ethic Tenacity All-around Game Areas of Weakness Consistency Deceptiveness   …

Everett Silvertips Draft Review

Draft Selections 42nd Overall: Olen Zellweger – OHA Edmonton   Everett Silvertips first selection in the draft didn’t happen until late in the second round but they took a player who has a tonne of upside to his game. Zellweger is one of the most poised puck moving defenders in the draft, he’s a bit …

Portland Winterhawks Draft Review

  Selections 19th Overall: Gabe Klassen – Prince Albert Pirates   Portland’s first selection in the 2018 WHL Draft, Klassen led the SBAAHL in scoring with 89 points in 31 games. An instinctive offensive center, Klassen is a catalyst for smart plays with the puck and makes players around him better. Plays a perimeter style …

Tri-City Americans Draft Review

  14th Overall: Marc Lajoie – NAX Bantam Prep   With their first selection in the 2018 WHL draft, Tri-City selected the big left defender out of St. Albert, Alberta. Marc Lajoie spent this past season with the NAX Bantam Prep’s where he would often log 25-40 minutes a game…. No seriously he logged that …

Victoria Royals Draft Review

Draft Selections:     13th Overall: Nolan Bentham – Yale Lions   Arguably the most improved defender in this year’s draft class, Bentham worked his way up draft rankings into a middle first round spot. Through most of the year him and Graham Sward battled for top positioning amongst defender on Yale but Victoria made …

Vancouver Giants Draft Review

12th Overall: Zack Ostapchuk – NAX Academy   With their first selection in the 2018 WHL Draft the Vancouver Giants selected one of the most complete forwards in the 2003 class. A big strong two-way forward, Ostpachuk brings a balanced game to the Giants. If it were baseball he would be described as a five …