Prospect Profile: Graydon Gotaas

Name: Graydon Gotaas Team: Sherwood Park Flyers (AMBHL) Position: Defense Hometown: Sherwood Park, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’11 160lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: 44th Overall – Prince Albert Raiders DraftGeek Rank: 27th   Areas of Strength Booming Slap Shot Compete Assertiveness Areas of Weakness Footwork Consistency Positional Discipline Report: Gotaas always seems to elevate his game when scouts are in attendance, he’s a big game player. Gotaas was physically matched up against … Read more

Prospect Profile: Samuel Huck

Name: Samuel Huck Team: Calgary Bison (AMBHL) Position: Forward Hometown: Calgary, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’10 150lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 41st Overall – Regina Pats DraftGeek Rank: 184th   Areas of Strength Scoring Abilities Craftiness Offensive Instincts Areas of Weakness Physically Commanding the Play Developing Stride Report: A bit of a secondary scoring option who fell on his team’s top power play unit. Samuel Huck is a crafty offensive forward with … Read more

Prospect Profile: Ross Stanley

Name: Ross Stanley Team: OHA Edmonton (CSSHL) Position: Defense Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’10 150lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: 40th Overall – Edmonton Oil Kings DraftGeek Rank: 58th   Areas of Strength Special Teams  Defensive Reach Ability to play in Structure Areas of Weakness Offensive Transporting Consistency Assertiveness Report: Behind Keaton Dowhaniuk, Stanley was the second option on OHA Edmonton’s this past season. He scored 21 points over 29 games … 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

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

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

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

Prospect Profile: Henry Smith

Name: Henry Smith Team: Delta Green (CSSHL) Position: Defense Hometown: Richmond, British Columbia Height/Weight: 5’11 165lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: 34th Overall – Medicine Hat Tigers DraftGeek Rank: 35   Areas of Strength Heavy Shot Defensive Positioning Communication Areas of Weakness Pace Consistency Report: Henry Smith is one of the top two-way defensive prospects coming out of B.C. in this year’s WHL Bantam Draft. Smith is a product of the … Read more

Prospect Profile: Rhett Melnyk

Name: Rhett Melnyk Team: Fort Saskatchewan Rangers (AMBHL) Position: Forward Hometown: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’9 155lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: 33rd Overall – Tri City Americans DraftGeek Rank: 51   Areas of Strength Offensive Positioning Finishing in Tight Scoring Instincts Areas of Weakness Playmaking off the Wall Teammate Utilization Consistency Lateral Mobility Report: Did not play at the Alberta Cup due to nursing of an injury, Melnyk may be … Read more