Last season was a banner year for Hitmen bantam draft pick Luc Benedictson, as the assistant captain of the Winnipeg Monarchs helped guide the team to a city championship. Making the jump from Bantam AAA Division Two the year prior to Bantam AAA B1 was a smooth transition for the Manitoba product, who averaged almost two points-per-game at 1.48.
Here’s a quick run-down of the forward:
Draft: 2017 Bantam Draft, 8th Round, 161 overall
Bantam Team: Winnipeg Monarchs Bantam AAA B1
Age Started Skating: 3 years old
Age Started Playing Hockey: 5 years old
Favourite Player: Alexander Ovechkin – “I like how he plays the game. He has a hard shot and is someone who I want to play like.”
Favourite Team: Washington Capitals
Favourite Hockey Memory: Winning the city championship, going to provincials and ending the season at Western Championship.
Play Style: Big body that can get to the front of the net for deflections and play physical. Good vision to set up the play, to go along with a quick release.
Feeling On Being Drafted By The Hitmen: “It feels great to be drafted by a great organization and I just can’t wait to see what it’s like.
Games Played – 33
Goals – 27
Assists – 22
Points – 49