NHL Draft: Kirby Dach

Name: Kirby Dach Team: Saskatoon Blades (WHL) Position: Center Height/Weight: 6’4 198lbs Hand: Right NHL Draft Ranking: 6th Western Prospects Ranking: 2nd Estimated Draft Position: Fourth Overall to Eighth Overall   Areas of Strength Elite One on One Instincts Exceptional Vision Reach and Range Areas of Weakness Body Language Lacks Next Gear Intensity Report: Kirby Dach is a game breaking playmaker that has been a polarizing prospect amongst the NHL … Read more

Future Cast: Saskatoon Blades

2019 WHL Draft Summary Saskatoon made the most selections at the draft, with thirteen selections through thirteen rounds, they were the final team to make picks. Taking a single American in that span and a 2003. They started out there draft by taking BWC Academy scorer Brandon Lisowsky with the ninth pick in the draft, a high volume shooter who plays with a similar offensive drive to Jordy Bellerive. Next … Read more

Final WHL Mock Draft

The WHL Draft is set to start on Thursday, May 2nd at 8:30 AM. Following the class all season long, we have configured out final mock draft on the season. This mock draft doesn’t take into considerations possible trades and attempts to fit in College commitments. Follow our Twitter (@DraftGeekHockey) for live updates during the draft. This Mock Draft is strictly based on opinions. 1. Winnipeg Ice – Matthew Savoie (NAX … Read more

Player Profile: Colton Dach

Name: Colton Dach Team: Fort Saskatchewan Rangers (AMHL) Position: Center Date of Birth: January 4th 2003 Hometown: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta Height/Weight: 6’2 174lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 6th Overall in 2018 – Saskatoon Blades (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft*   Areas of Strength: Exploit Soft Areas Scoring Prowess Bite to his Game Areas of Weakness: Thin Defensive Awareness in Transition Urgency   Player Report: Selected 6th overall by the Saskatoon … Read more

Game Report: Oct 27 – Saskatoon at Edmonton (WHL)

October 27th, 2018 – Saskatoon Blades at Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) – 5-2 EDM Keagan Slaney (2021 NHL Draft) – Slaney made his WHL Debut as a 15 year old. Slaney played a normal shift through a majority of the game. At first he was quite tentative and timid with the puck, had a few costly turnovers but recovered well. Noticed his decisions with the puck were good, the execution … Read more

Prospect Profile: Aiden De La Gorgendiere

Name: Aiden De La Gorgendiere  Team: Saskatoon Blades (WHL) Position: Defense Date of Birth: February 22nd 2002 Hometown: Langley, British Columbia Height/Weight: 6’0 179lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 5th Overall in 2017 – Saskatoon Blades (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Transitional Game Athleticism + Endurance Shutdown Potential Areas of Weakness Offensive Skill Consistent Production Player Report: In his WHL Draft year, Aiden De La Gorgendiere was arguably … Read more

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 possession and gets flowing. He’s physically strong and technically sound, and given his skill set … Read more