Clague 27th, Kaspick 79th North American Draft Rated Prospects

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The NHL Draft Prospect Rankings are in and Brandon Wheat King defensemen Kale Clague finished 27th in the final rankings for North American Skaters.  The smooth skating defenseman was ranked 22nd in the midterm rankings and has had an impressive second half to his season.   Clague finished the season with 43 points in 71 games and has been very effective in this year’s playoffs scoring 7 points in 8 games to date.  Wheat King forward Tanner Kaspick finished as the 79th ranked prospect after putting up 31 points in 53 games throughout the regular season.  The hard working power forward has shown a scorers touch as well so far in this year’s playoffs with 6 points in 8 games played.

Other players of note.

Regina Pats forward Adam Brooks hails from Winnipeg and lead the WHL in scoring with 120 points in 72 games finishing 72nd in the final rankings.

Center Brett Howden from Moose Jaw was listed 22nd overall and had a strong 15/16 season.  He is from Oakbank, Manitoba and the brother of Florida Panthers Quinton Howden.

Dean Stewart played defense with his hometown Portage Terriers this season and is now the 131st ranked North American Skater.  The 6’2”, 179 pound defenseman has committed to the University of Nebraska-Omaha for the 17/18 season.

Brandon native and former AAA Midget Wheat King, Jordan Stallard finished 65th overall with a midterm rank of 84.  He just concluded his second full season with the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen.

David Quenneville brother of Wheat King forward finished 144th in the rankings.

Ryan Lingren, a onetime Wheat King bantam draft pick was listed 49th.  The defenseman is committed to the University of Minnesota for 16/17.

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