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Five Manitobans named to updated NHL Central Scouting ‘Players to Watch’ List

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  November 14, 2019 3:00 pm

Five Manitobans currently playing in The Western Hockey League have been named to NHL Central Scouting’s updated ‘Players to Watch’ list for the 2020 NHL Draft.

Moose Jaw Warriors defenceman Daemon Hunt was given an ‘A’ rating while Portland Winterhawks forward Seth Jarvis earned a ‘B’ rating, Forwards Jacob Brook (Prince Albert Raiders), Ben McCartney (Brandon Wheat Kings) and Tristen Robins (Saskatoon Blades) were given ‘C’ ratings.


PTW Position First Name Last Name Hometown Current Team
A D Daemon Hunt Brandon Moose Jaw Warriors
B F Seth Jarvis Winnipeg Portland Winterhawks
C F Jacob Brook Roblin Prince Albert Raiders
C F Ben McCartney Macdonald Brandon Wheat Kings
C F Tristen Robins Brandon Saskatoon Blades

Players have been identified using the following criteria:

  • A Rating — Indicates a first round candidate
  • B Rating — Indicates a second or third round candidate
  • C Rating — Indicates a fourth/fifth/sixth round candidate

The 2020 NHL Draft will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Que. from June 26 to 27, 2020.

About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.

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