2020 WHL Draft

 

 

Top 10 Rankings on the 2020 WHL Draft, based on personal assessment up to June, 2019.

 

RANKNAMETEAMHT/WTHANDPOSITION
1Connor BedardWest Van Academy (CSSHL)5'6 145lbsRightCenter
2Brayden YagerSaskatoon Contacts (SMHL)5'10 155lbsRightCenter
3Mazden LeslieLloydminster Bobcats (AMHL)6'0 160lbsRightDefense
4Riley HeidtSaskatoon Contacts (SMHL)5'7 140lbsLeftForward
5Lukas DragicevicDelta Green (CSSHL)6'0 163lbsRightDefense
6Ryker SingerLloydminster Bobcats (AMBHL)5'8 145lbsRightForward
7Tanner MolendykThompson Zone (BC-T1)5'9 130lbsLeftDefense
8Kalan LindSwift Current Broncos (SBAAHL)5'3 102lbsLeftCenter
9Kooper GizowskiNAX Academy (CSSHL)5'8 140lbsLeftCenter
10Marcus PachecoOHA Edmonton (CSSHL)-'- ---lbsLeftCenter

 

Cover Photo Retrieved from: DaveWatling.ca

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