Jayce Hawryluk of the Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) has been selected 2nd Round – 32nd overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
A native of Roblin, Manitoba, Hawryluk played for the AAA Russell Rams before being drafted by the Wheat Kings in 2012. The 18-year-old forward led the Wheat Kings in scoring last season with 24 goals and 64 points in 59 games and was ranked 37 in the NHL’s Central Scouting list of North American skaters eligible for the 2014 draft. During the WHL playoffs Hawryluk was hospitalized when he collapsed in the dressing room after a win against the Regina Pats. However, after a strong showing at the NHL combine fitness testing in Toronto his status as an eligible draft pick was restored.
This past April, Hawryluk won bronze with Team Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Under-18 Championship, won gold with Team Canada at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and also played with Team Manitoba at the 2011 Western Canada U-16 Challenge Cup and for Team West at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
2013-2014 BRANDON WHEAT KINGS (WHL)
2012-2013 BRANDON WHEAT KINGS (WHL)
2011-2012 PARKLAND RANGERS – MMHL – PARKLAND RANGERS (HM)
2010-2011 RUSSELL BANTAM C – RUSSELL MINOR HOCKEY (HM)
2009-2010 DAUPHIN BANTAM AA – DAUPHIN MINOR HOCKEY (HM)
2008-2009 RUSSELL PEE WEE B – RUSSELL MINOR HOCKEY (HM)
2007-2008 ROBLIN/GRAND PLAINS PEE WEE B – GRAND PLAINS MINOR HOCKEY (HM)
2006-2007 ROBLIN ATOM B – ROBLIN MINOR HOCKEY (HM)
2005-2006 GRAND PLAINS/ROBLIN ATOM D – GRAND PLAINS MINOR HOCKEY (HM)
2004-2005 ROBLIN NOVICE C – ROBLIN MINOR HOCKEY (HM)
2001-2002 ROBLIN STARS – ROBLIN MINOR HOCKEY (HM)