Ivan Hlinka Gretzky Top 31 Performers

  1. Alexis Lafreniere, Stats: 11PTS 5G 6A – Canada   Despite being one of the youngest players at the tournament, Lafreniere was the top scorer and evidently Canada’s most valuable player. While he only a late ’01, it is believed that Lafreniere could have legitimately competed against Jack Hughes for the first overall spot …

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 …

Edmonton Oil Kings Draft Review

1st Overall – Dylan Guenther (NAX Academy)   Taken first overall in this years draft class, Guenther was regarded as the prospect with the highest ceiling in the draft. He is rangy with a good sized frame that he hasn’t started growing into quite yet. Possessed arguably the most dangerous shot in the draft, and …

Brandon Wheat Kings Draft Review

15th Overall: Jake Chiasson – Yale Lions   Brandon opened up there 2017-2018 draft class with the selection of Yale Lion’s captain Jake Chiasson. Chiasson spent this past season on a line with 5th overall pick Logan Stankoven, where he benefited from being a complimentary winger to one of the best playmakers in the draft. …

Prince Albert Raiders Draft Review

3rd Overall: Nolan Allan – Humboldt Broncos   This was one of the best picks to watch in the first round as Prince Albert paid tribute to Adam Herold, one of their top prospects coming up who unfortunately passed away in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. One of the best puck moving defenders in the …

Calgary Hitmen Draft Review

4th Overall: Sean Tschigerl – OHA Edmonton   With their first pick in the 2018 WHL draft, the Hitmen selected the OHA Edmonton Captain Sean Tschigerl fourth overall. In terms of powerful two-way forwards, it doesn’t get much better than Tschigerl. A kid who plays the game hard and can play with some grit to …

Saskatoon Blades Draft Review

6th Overall: Colton Dach – OHA Edmonton   Colton Dach is a crafty, offensively gifted forward whose ability to utilize his frame and sleek foot work allows him to create high percentage scoring chances. Dach possesses strong puck control and distribution instincts, and can be extremely dangerous in the offensive zone once the team gains …

Red Deer Rebels Draft Review

7th Overall: Jayden Grubbe – Calgary Bisons   The AMBHL South MVP and leading scorer, Jayden Grubbe is a physically dominant power forward with great offensive and physical tools. A force on the fore-check, getting in as the first guy and laying a heavy hit on the defenseman. A right handed shot who gives his …

Lethbridge Hurricanes Draft Review

8th Overall: Zack Stringer – Lethbridge Hurricanes   DraftGeeks prospect of the year for the 2003 draft class, Stringer spent this past season playing midget in Alberta for the Lethbridge Hurricanes. He produced 30 points in 23 games and helped his team to the Telus Cup where he won Top Forward honors. A slick scoring …

Medicine Hat Tigers Draft Review

11th Overall: Cole Sillinger – OHA Penticton   When it comes to players who have that game breaking ability, Cole Sillinger might be right on top of that list when it comes to this year’s class. A scoring forward, Sillinger found himself on the score sheet consistently this past season. He has dangerous shooting abilities, …