Tue. Aug 3rd, 2021

By Sean Patrick Ryan

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This past week we had not only one, but TWO 4-goal performances and neither was from a highly ranked WHL prospect for this NHL draft.

Craig Armstrong of Prince George had 4 goals (including an ENG) last week versus Vancouver to now give him 8 points in 10 games. The 9th overall pick in the 2018 WHL draft is a quick & compact player who competes hard & has real good hands around the net.

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Trevor Wong actually had the even the more impressive showing with 4 goals (including 2 shorthanded) and 5 points total Friday versus Prince George. The 18th overall pick in the 2018 WHL draft, is a tremendous skater which a lethal shot and release. He also a very high motor and can blow by defenders with his speed & acceleration. He very much looks like Taylor Hall on the ice at times and should be a treat to follow more closely as the short season progresses. He’s only 5’9″, 155 lbs otherwise he would be a 1st round pick for sure. That being said, he looks like your prototypical smaller but highly productive 2nd round pick who could be a draft day steal if he slides.

While Dylan Guenther and Sebastian Cossa have stolen the spotlights in Edmonton, another Oil King is really starting to make his presence know for this draft. Carson Latimer, has a 6 game point streak and 12 points in his last 10 games. With Guenther headed to the U18’s next week, Latimer should be in line for increased ice time and offensive opportunities.

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2021 Draft Eligibles

BirthdatePosNameGPGAPTeam
2003-04-10RWDylan Guenther12121224Edmonton
2003-01-27LWEric Alarie19101020Moose Jaw
2003-05-25RWJake Chiasson199918Brandon
2003-01-04LWColton Dach178614Saskatoon
2002-09-23CRyder Korzcak1331114Moose Jaw
2003-09-10LDOlen Zellweger1121113Everett
2003-01-10RWCarson Latimer155813Edmonton
2003-05-13LWConner Roulette116612Seattle
2003-04-10LWZack Stringer175712Lethbridge
2002-12-04CCole Dubinsky184711Regina
2003-02-26CLogan Stankoven67310Kamloops
2003-04-11LWSean Tschigerl146410Calgary
2003-02-16LDDru Krebs1601010Medicine Hat
2002-11-14RDVincent Lorio204711Brandon
2003-01-26CCaedan Bankier9459Kamloops
2003-06-05CCraig Armstrong10538Prince George
2002-09-24CEthan Rowland19358Red Deer
2003-02-18LWBrett Hyland19268Brandon
2003-05-29LWZack Ostapchuk11358Vancouver
2003-01-20LDTyson Galloway10347Calgary
2003-01-08LWLucas Ciona14167Seattle
2003-01-28RWTyson Laventure19437Prince Albert
2003-05-04CTrevor Wong4516Kelowna
2003-05-29LWBlake Swetlikoff12336Spokane
2003-03-17RWChase Bertholet15246Winnipeg
2003-04-09RDKyle Masters16066Red Deer
2003-05-22RWTy Nash17167Lethbridge
2002-10-26CDrew Englot19145Regina
2003-06-30LWGabe Klassen9224Portland
2003-09-09RDRyan McCleary12224Portland
2003-01-12CJayden Grubbe5123Red Deer
2003-03-18LDElias Carmichael3123Kelowna
2003-05-14LWTy Cheveldayoff11112Spokane
2003-05-21LDMarc Lajoie12022Tri-City
2003-04-10LDKeegan Slaney13022Edmonton
2003-04-28LDNoah Allan16112Prince Albert
2003-01-15RWSteel Quiring 4112Kelowna
2003-02-05RDMarek Schneider9011Seattle
2003-03-16LWAidan Litke9101Portland
2003-01-14LDCarson Lambos2000Winnipeg
2003-09-12LDGraham Sward5000Spokane
2003-07-30RDAidan Brook11000Medicine Hat
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BirthdatePOSNameGPW-LGAASV%Team
2002-11-21GSebastien Cossa612-01.61.939Edmonton

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