Since the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Alberta Junior Hockey league has had five players selected including two first round picks in back-to-back years in Cale Makar (4th overall Colorado Avalanche) and Jacob Bernard-Docker (23rd overall Ottawa Senators). Ian Mitchell (Chicago Blackhawks) Parker Foo (Chicago Blackhawks), and Austin Wong (Winnipeg Jets) are the other three players selected.
For this upcoming draft, it seems unlikely that anybody will go in the first round; however, we could see the same amount of players taken from the league go in the previous two years get matched.
It was a case of addition by subtraction for the AJHL on the NHL Central Scouting list with five players being ranked compared to the four on the previous rankings. A pair of North Division goaltenders, Carter Gylander and Matthew Davis joined Zach Okabe, Luke Bast and Quinn Olson on the rankings while Canmore Eagles forward Alex Young was left off the list.
Let’s take a look at the five players named: