Left Wing5’10/167LeftKelowna Rockets/WHL Related: Alex Ciernik Andrew Cristall may be small in stature, but is truly one of the most dynamic playmakers in junior hockey right now. He’s a magician with the puck on his stick with his skill, and his ability to thread passes all over the ice is high-end. There are passing lanesContinue reading “ANDREW CRISTALL”


Left Wing6’3/181LeftVancouver Giants/WHL related: Michael Hrabal Samul Honzek is a large winger who moves well for his size and competes well enough to get to the interior of the offensive zones. Honzek has been one of the most productive draft-eligible players in the WHL this season, trailing only Connor Bedard and Andrew Cristall in scoringContinue reading “SAMUEL HONZEK”


Right Wing6’0/195RightPrince George Cougars/WHL Related: Riley Heidt Koehn Ziemmer is a strong, pro-built winger, who plays with a power-forward mentality and is an elite shooter. He has a powerful shot and does well hunting open space in the offensive zone, but he is also a dextrous puck handler, who is able to create his ownContinue reading “KOEHN ZIEMMER”


Center6’1/185RightBrandon Wheat Kings/WHL Related: Riley Heidt Nate Danielson is a well-rounded center with good size and mobility in the middle of the ice. He can set up his teammates with slick feeds through traffic or finish scoring plays on his own with his heavy release, but he is more efficient than he is flashy inContinue reading “NATE DANIELSON”


Defense6’2/181RightTri-City Americans/WHL Related: Riley Heidt Lukas Dragicevic had a solid first full season with Tri-City in the 2021-22 season, notching six goals and 26 assists in 62 games. Although he still is a work in progress on the defensive side of the puck, he has taken his offensive output to another level in the 2022-23Continue reading “LUKAS DRAGICEVIC”


Center5’11/179LeftPrince George Cougars/WHL Related: Matthew Wood Riley Heidt is one of the premier skaters in this 2023 class. He has extremely great edges and accelerates very quickly in all zones. Heidt excels with the puck on his stick when he’s using his skating ability to create separation from defenders. He’s the go-to center for theContinue reading “RILEY HEIDT”


Left Wing5’10/159LeftWinnipeg Ice/WHL Related: Eduard Sale Zach Benson is one of the smartest players in the 2023 draft class; he frequently scans in all three zones, processes the information he gathers with impressive quickness, and executes those reads with great precision. He’s an unbelievably skilled player who drives play, and handles the puck well, especiallyContinue reading “ZACH BENSON”


Center/Wing6’0/166RightMoose Jaw Warriors/WHL Related: Adam Fantilli Brayden Yager was a prominent figure on a talented Moose Jaw team in 2021-22, notching 34 goals and 25 assists in 63 regular season games before adding seven more points in 10 postseason contests on his way to earning CHL Rookie of the Year honors. He led all WHLContinue reading “BRAYDEN YAGER”


Center5’10/185RightRegina Pats/WHL Related: Connor Bedard vs Matvei Michkov Connor Bedard is a generational talent and is the consensus number 1 pick in the 2023 Draft; he has all the tools to be the league’s next superstar. Bedard is an electrifying forward who has a wicked quick release on his shot, as well as top-notch speed,Continue reading “CONNOR BEDARD”


Defense6’2/185LeftSeattle Thunderbirds/WHL Related: Tristan Luneau Kevin Korchinski was one of the top draft-eligible defensemen in the WHL and plays in all situations for the Seattle Thunderbirds. He blends size and strong edges with great puck skills, making him one of the more intriguing defensemen to come out of the WHL. Korchinski started the season rankedContinue reading “KEVIN KORCHINSKI”