After seeing his older brother selected in the WHL Bantam Draft last year by the Kelowna Rockets, 2017 Hitmen second-round pick Ryder Korczak made sure to follow suit. All season long the centre displayed his offensive skills, racking up points on a consistent basis.
Here’s a quick run-down of the playmaker.
Draft: 2017 Bantam Draft, 2nd Round, 29th overall
Hometown: Yorkton, Sask.
Bantam Team: Yorkton Terriers Bantam AA
Age Started Skating: 3 years old
Age Started Playing Hockey: 5 years old, Timbits.
Favourite Player: Patrick Kane: “Just the way he moves out on the ice.”
Favourite Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Family Ties In WHL: Older brother Kaedan Korczak drafted to Kelowna Rockets in 2016 Bantam Draft
Favourite Hockey Memory: First year in Atom playing in the Brick Tournament
Play Style: A playmaker, a guy who can set up the play.
Feeling On Being Drafted By The Hitmen: “It’s an honour and I’m just excited for the future.”
Games Played – 30
Goals – 27
Assists – 56
Points – 83