Thu. Aug 5th, 2021

By Sean Patrick Ryan

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All divisions are finally in action in the WHL. Compared to the QMJHL, there seems to be an enormous amount of 2021 draft eligibles in this league. Tops among them all is Dylan Guenther who is pretty much a sure-fire Top 10 pick at this point. After 9 games he has 18 points and is showing no signs of slowing down. 12 of those points are at even strength and he is averaging 4.3 shots per game. Guenther has got good size & speed and plays a very reliable game. With such a wide open draft this year, 1st overall is not completely out of the question.

Every year there are always a couple guys who don’t have much hype around them but step up and have big draft years. Jake Chiasson of Brandon might be one of those guys this season. His game is very reminiscent of Tyson Foerster‘s last year. Very smart, reliable player who does a lot of the little things well. Very good around the net. Hard shot. Work ethic looks real good too. He’s already up to 5 goals & 9 points in 8 games and will definitely be a guy to keep an eye on especially if he keeps getting time with Ridly Greig on the top line.

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Colton Dach of Saskatoon (brother of Kirby Dach) and Connor Roulette of Seattle are two other guys to keep an eye on. Both are at a point per game clip right now though play very different styles. Roulette, is highly skilled stickhandler and deadly shooter. Dach, plays more of a power game. Both should log a ton of minutes for their respective clubs and should be in the Top 5-7 on this list by the end of the season.

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2021 Draft Eligibles

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPTeam
2003-04-10RWDylan Guenther99918Edmonton
2003-04-10LWZack Stringer114610Lethbridge
2002-09-23CRyder Korzcak6189Moose Jaw
2003-01-27LWEric Alarie8639Moose Jaw
2003-05-25RWJake Chiasson8549Brandon
2003-01-04LWColton Dach8448Saskatoon
2003-01-20LDTyson Galloway9347Calgary
2003-02-16LDDru Krebs10077Medicine Hat
2003-05-13LWConner Roulette5325Seattle
2003-09-10LDOlen Zellweger5145Everett
2002-12-04CCole Dubinsky8145Regina
2003-04-09RDKyle Masters8055Red Deer
2003-01-10RWCarson Latimer9235Edmonton
2003-04-11LWSean Tschigerl11415Calgary
2003-02-26CLogan Stankoven2314Kamloops
2002-09-24CEthan Rowland10224Red Deer
2003-06-30LWGabe Klassen6224Portland
2002-11-14RDVincent Lorio9224Brandon
2003-01-08LWLucas Ciona5134Seattle
2003-03-17RWChase Bertholet7134Winnipeg
2003-01-12CJayden Grubbe5123Red Deer
2003-01-28RWTyson Laventure7123Prince Albert
2003-05-22RWTy Nash11033Lethbridge
2003-02-18LWBrett Hyland8123Brandon
2003-01-26CCaedan Bankier2112Kamloops
2003-03-18LDElias Carmichael2112Kelowna
2003-04-10LDKeegan Slaney8022Edmonton
2003-09-09RDRyan McCleary5112Portland
2002-10-26CDrew Englot8022Regina
2003-06-05CCraig Armstrong1011Prince George
2003-05-29LWZack Ostapchuk2011Vancouver
2003-01-15RWSteel Quiring 2101Kelowna
2003-02-05RDMarek Schneider3011Seattle
2003-05-21LDMarc Lajoie5011Tri-City
2003-03-16LWAidan Litke6101Portland
2003-04-28LDNoah Allan8011Prince Albert
2003-01-14LDCarson Lambos2000Winnipeg
2003-05-04CTrevor Wong2000Kelowna
2003-05-14LWTy Cheveldayoff4000Spokane
2003-07-30RDAidan Brook5000Medicine Hat
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BirthdatePOSNameGPW-LGAASV%Team
2002-11-21GSebastien Cossa68-01.50.945Edmonton

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