Category «WHL Draft»

Future Cast: Saskatoon Blades

2019 WHL Draft Summary Saskatoon made the most selections at the draft, with thirteen selections through thirteen rounds, they were the final team to make picks. Taking a single American in that span and a 2003. They started out there draft by taking BWC Academy scorer Brandon Lisowsky with the ninth pick in the draft, a high volume shooter who plays with a similar offensive drive to Jordy Bellerive. Next … Read more

Prospect Profile: Carter Dereniwsky

Name: Carter Dereniwsky Team: Yorkton Maulers (SMHL) Position: Center Hometown: Yorkton, Saskatchewan Height/Weight: 5’9 140lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 39th Overall – Victoria Royals DraftGeek Rank: 30th   Areas of Strength Lethal Shooter Tight Quarters Spacing Offensive Instincts Areas of Weakness Dynamicness Teammate Utilization Defensive Urgency Report: Derenewsky spent this past season playing as an underage at the Midget level with the Yorkton Maulers of the SMHL, Derenewsky produced 25 … Read more

Prospect Profile: Jace Weir

Name: Jace Weir Team: North Zone Kings (BC-T1) Position: Defense Hometown:  Height/Weight: 6’1 165lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: 38th Overall – Red Deer Rebels DraftGeek Rank: 77th   Areas of Strength Booming Slap Shot Fluid Mobility Assertiveness Areas of Weakness Lateral Quickness Defensive Retrievals Over Imposing  Report: As the season progressed, Jace Weir’s name was talked about between scouts more and more. Early on in the season his skating and … Read more

Future Cast: Regina Pats

2019 WHL Draft Summary The philosophy for the Pats going into the draft seemed to be one of patience and balance. Taking the saying “draft smart players” to further extents and taking risks on a couple of picks that have rewarding upside but will need time to develop. They started out there draft with Layton Feist, a set up defensemen with elite hockey sense and playmaking on the blue line, … Read more

Future Cast: Red Deer Rebels

2019 WHL Draft Summary A team that didn’t have a first round pick going into the draft, the Red Deer Rebels philosophy on drafting grit and balance were evident at this years draft class. All the players they selected can play heavy and impact the game in all three zones. They started off their draft class with Saskatchewan defensemen Hunter Mayo, a complete two-way defensemen whose imposing and mature in … Read more

Prospect Profile: Brayden Boehm

Name: Brayden Boehm Team: Delta Green (CSSHL) Position: Center Hometown: Nanaimo, British Columbia Height/Weight: 5’9 155lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 37th Overall – Medicine Hat Tigers DraftGeek Rank: 21st   Areas of Strength Versatile Playmaking Off Rush Zone To Zone Efficiency 200 ft Efforts Areas of Weakness Driving Tough Lanes Consistency Head Up Report: Boehm was one of the lone 2004s to play in the CSSHL Bantam Prep division last … Read more

Future Cast: Prince George Cougars

2019 WHL Draft Summary Making a move to select third and fourth overall at the 2019 draft, the Cougars selected an OHA Edmonton duo with their back to back selections. Leading the way with top defensemen Keaton Dowhaniuk, an assertive two-way defensemen that will have no issues translating his tools to the WHL stage at the age of 15. Koehn Ziemmer was the following selection for the Cougars, Ziemmer is … Read more

Prospect Profile: Jaren Brinson

Name: Jaren Brinson Team: Edge Mountaineers (CSSHL) Position: Defense Hometown: Airdrie, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’11 155lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 36th Overall – Prince George Cougars DraftGeek Rank: 44th   Areas of Strength Shutdown Qualities Imposing Reach Transitional Game Areas of Weakness Offensively Raw Creating off the Blue Line Adjusting Tempo Report: One of the most improved defenseman in this year’s draft class, Jaren Brinson’s shutdown defensive game and general understanding … Read more

Future Cast: Prince Albert Raiders

2019 WHL Draft Summary The Ed Chynoweth winning Prince Albert Raiders have an interesting off season upon them. Not many teams come off of a season where they win the WHL Championship and continue to have a deep prospect pool in the system, but the Raiders are lucky enough to have that. First off congratulations to the Prince Albert Raiders, they set a plan and stuck to it for years and we are now … Read more

Prospect Profile: Brandon Whynott

Name: Brandon Whynott Team: Yale Lions (CSSHL) Position: Right Wing Hometown: Langley, British Columbia Height/Weight: 6’0 155lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: 35th Overall – Calgary Hitmen DraftGeek Rank: 66th   Areas of Strength Explosiveness Tenacity In Tight Finishing Areas of Weakness Discipline Adjustments off rush Outside Playmaking Report: One of the purest power wingers in the draft, Brandon Whynott fit into the role and large physical winger with ease. Whynott … Read more