Category «WHL Profiles»

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 …

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 …

Future Cast: Moose Jaw Warriors

2019 WHL Draft Summary The Moose Jaw Warriors came into the draft without a selection in the first three rounds of the draft, but after trading Jett Woo to the Calgary Hitmen they were able to make a pick in the first round selecting Denton Mateychuk at 11th overall. Mateychuk is regarded as the best …

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 …

Prospect Profile: Kalem Parker

Name: Kalem Parker Team: Martensville Marauders (SBAAHL) Position: Defense Hometown:  Height/Weight:  Hand: Right WHL Draft: 32nd Overall – Victoria Royals DraftGeek Rank: 113th   Areas of Strength Puck Mobility Offensive Abilities Intensity Areas of Weakness  Size Defensive Positioning Strength in Corners Report: A right shot defenseman who scored 36 points over 30 games with the …

Prospect Profile: Zach Turner

Name: Zach Turner Team: Southwest Cougars (WPG-AAA) Position: Defense Hometown:  Height/Weight: 5’10 140lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 31th Overall – Brandon Wheat Kings DraftGeek Rank: 62nd   Areas of Strength Quick Transitioning Defensive Recoveries Skating Areas of Weakness Offensive Consistency Puck Management Defensive Positioning Report: Finishing the season with 28 points in 36 regular season …

Future Cast: Kelowna Rockets

2019 WHL Draft Summary Hosting the Memorial Cup in 2020, the Kelowna Rockets were expected to make some big deals to boost there current line up at the draft, and they did just that. Walking into the draft selecting fifth overall, they flipped that pick over to the Brandon Wheat Kings for Sean Comrie and …

Prospect Profile: Joshua Niedermayer

Name: Joshua Niedermayer Team: OHA Penticton (CSSHL) Position: Defense Hometown: Newport Beach, California Height/Weight: 5’11 197lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 30th Overall – Vancouver Giants DraftGeek Rank: 26th   Areas of Strength All-Situations Player Suffocating Defensive Game Power Play Quarterback Qualities Areas of Weakness Over Committing Defensively Mobility Report: Son of NHL Hall of Famer …

Prospect Profile: Spencer Penner

Name: Spencer Penner Team: Eastman Selects (WPG-AAA) Position: Defense Hometown: Eastman, Manitoba Height/Weight: 5’10 149lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: 29th Overall – Seattle Thunderbirds DraftGeek Rank: 22nd   Areas of Strength Balanced Game Offensive Activation Intensity Areas of Weakness Defensive Awareness Strength Report: An upward trending prospect and defensive partner of Denton Mateychuk, Penner clean …

Future Cast: Everett Silvertips

2019 WHL Draft Summary The Everett Silvertips took the smallest draft class out of any team, with players like Ben Hemmerling, Austin Roest, and Carter Schmidt who are all under 5’5 they focused on adding players that may lack size but make up for it with speed, tenacity, and smarts. The Silvertips draft class was …