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 …

Future Cast: Kamloops Blazers

2019 WHL Draft Summary We were a big fan of the Kamloops Blazers draft class, making us look good by having all nine of there picks in our draft guide rankings. The Blazers took six forwards, two defensemen, and one goalie. They two first selections they made in Mats Lindgren and Connor Levis are both …

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 …

Prospect Profile: Dylan Ernst

Name: Dylan Ernst Team: Weyburn Wings (SBAAHL) Position: Goalie Hometown: Weyburn, Saskatchewan Height/Weight: 5’11 149lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 28th Overall – Kamloops Blazers DraftGeek Rank: 4th (Goalies)   Areas of Strength Athleticism Puck Tracking Size Areas of Weakness Off Post Lower Body Reflexes Report: Despite playing on a struggling SBAAHL team, Ernst earned the …

Future Cast: Edmonton Oil Kings

2019 WHL Draft Summary With new brass running the shots in Edmonton, the approach they took in drafting was a bit different than in years previous. The Edmonton Oil Kings made nine selections in this years bantam draft, Focused on adding players with heavy upside and mature physical features. Taking Caleb Reimer with their first …

Comparing Alex Turcotte and Trevor Zegras

Jack Hughes is the top centre out of the USNTDP — there’s no contest there— but there’s still debate over which player is most deserving of the #2 spot. Alex Turcotte missed much of the first half of the season to a pair of injuries, but it didn’t take him long to establish himself as …

Future Cast: Calgary Hitmen

2019 WHL Draft Summary The Calgary Hitmen made not one but two major acquisitions of defensemen in the first round of the draft. Coming in with two picks in the top thirteen, they moved the eleventh and more for Jett Woo from the Moose Jaw Warriors, one of the best defensemen in the WHL. Woo …

Prospect Profile: Cayden Glover

Name: Cayden Glover Team: Brandon Wheat Kings Position: Forward Hometown: Brandon, Manitoba Height/Weight: 5’9 140lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 25th Overall – Medicine Hat Tigers DraftGeek Rank: 37rd   Areas of Strength Offensive Instincts High-End Skill set  Offensive Work Ethic Areas of Weakness Defensive Game Proactiveness Settling Down Report: One of the top forward prospects …

Future Cast: Brandon Wheat Kings

2019 WHL Draft Summary The Brandon Wheat Kings made ten selections at the 2019 WHL Draft, started off with three in the first round alone and taking three forwards with those picks. Five forwards, four defensemen, and one goalie were taken with the ten picks. Focused on adding energy, skill, smarts, and explosiveness with there …