Five Manitobans have been named to NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings for the 2020 NHL Draft.
Portland Winterhawks forward Seth Jarvis was the highest ranked Manitoban by NHL Central Scouting at 11th overall amongst North American skaters. Jarvis was recently named to the WHL’s Western Conference First All-Star Team after recording 98 points (42 goals, 56 assists) in 56 games which ranked 2nd overall in league scoring.
The full list of Manitobans appearing in the NHL Central Scouting final rankings can be found below:
MANITOBANS ON NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING’S FINAL RANKINGS FOR NORTH AMERICAN SKATERS
|Final Ranking||Position||First Name||Last Name||Hometown||Current Team|
|25||D||Daemon||Hunt||Brandon||Moose Jaw Warriors|
|153||F||Ben||McCartney||Macdonald||Brandon Wheat Kings|
The 2020 NHL Draft was originally scheduled to take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Que. from June 26 to 27, 2020 but that was postponed by the National Hockey League due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The date, format and location of the 2020 NHL Draft has yet to be released.
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.