Gutierrez, Vickerman on NHL Watch List

John Allen

35 WHL skaters and three WHL goaltenders are among the players listed in NHL Central Scouting’s latest ‘Players to Watch’ list for the 2014 NHL Draft.

Eight WHL players were listed in the ‘A’ Skaters category, which indicates they are a possible first-round pick for the 2014 NHL Draft.  Kootenay forward Sam Reinhart, Portland’s Chase De Leo, Calgary's Jake Virtanen, Prince Albert’s Leon Draisaitl, Red Deer’s Haydn Fleury and Swift Current Broncos defenders Julius Honka and Brycen Martin have been joined by fast-rising Saskatoon Blades forward Nikita Scherbak as WHL skaters rated in the ‘A’ category.

Scherbak, who was not on the Central Scouting’s initial ‘Ones to Watch’ list in September, has impressed in his rookie campaign for the Blades, leading all WHL first-year players in goals and points.

Another six WHL skaters are listed in the ‘B’ category while 21 WHL skaters are in the ‘C’ category.

Goaltender Austin Lotz of the Everett Silvertips finds himself listed in the ‘B’ Goaltenders category while Prince George’s Ty Edmonds and Saskatoon’s Alex Moodie are rated in the ‘C’ classification for goaltenders.

Two other WHL players – Kootenay’s Tanner Faith and Tri-City’s Taylor Vickerman – fall under the Limited Viewing category.

The WHL continues to be a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League.  20% of all players who played in the NHL during the 2012-13 season are WHL Graduates.  33 WHL Players were selected by NHL Clubs at the 2013 NHL Draft in New Jersey, including eight players chosen in the first round.

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Playoff Stats

Goalie GP W SO GAA SV%
Eric Comrie 5 1 0 3.46 0.917
Evan Sarthou 0 0 0 0.00 0.000
Player G A PTS PIM
Jessey Astles 1 0 1 2
Parker Bowles 1 2 3 4
Brandon Carlo 0 1 1 8
Ty Comrie 0 0 0 0
Jordan Davies 0 0 0 0
Morgan Geekie 0 0 0 0
Matthew Gelinas 0 0 0 0
Justin Gutierrez 1 3 4 2
Justin Hamonic 1 0 1 6
Riley Hillis 0 0 0 0
Justin Marreck 0 0 0 0
Devon McAndrews 0 0 0 0
Beau McCue 0 1 1 0
Lucas Nickles 0 0 0 4
Jackson Playfair 0 0 0 2
Michal Plutnar 0 0 0 2
Braden Purtill 0 0 0 2
Rodney Southam 0 0 0 0
Josh Thrower 0 0 0 5
Mitch Topping 0 2 2 4
Philip Tot 3 4 7 0
Taylor Vickerman 0 0 0 0
Brian Williams 3 2 5 4
Parker Wotherspoon 0 2 2 2
Standings
  • B.C. Division |
  • Central Division |
  • East Division |
  • U.S. Division |
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Kelowna Rockets 72 57 11 0 4 118
Victoria Royals 72 48 20 1 3 100
Vancouver Giants 72 32 29 7 4 75
Prince George Cougars 72 27 37 3 5 62
Kamloops Blazers 72 14 53 2 3 33
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Edmonton Oil Kings 72 50 19 2 1 103
Calgary Hitmen 72 48 17 3 4 103
Medicine Hat Tigers 72 44 24 3 1 92
Kootenay Ice 72 39 28 2 3 83
Red Deer Rebels 72 35 32 1 4 75
Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 12 55 2 3 29
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Regina Pats 72 39 26 4 3 85
Swift Current Broncos 72 38 25 3 6 85
Brandon Wheat Kings 72 34 29 6 3 77
Prince Albert Raiders 72 35 32 3 2 75
Moose Jaw Warriors 72 21 42 3 6 51
Saskatoon Blades 72 16 51 2 3 37
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Portland Winterhawks 72 54 13 2 3 113
Seattle Thunderbirds 72 41 25 2 4 88
Everett Silvertips 72 39 23 7 3 88
Spokane Chiefs 72 40 26 3 3 86
Tri-City Americans 72 29 33 4 6 68