Bantam Draft Player Profile: Ryder Korczak

Korczak Family/Photos

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.

Ryder Korczak

Draft: 2017 Bantam Draft, 2nd Round, 29th overall

Height: 5-foot-8

Weight: 150-lb.

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.”

2016/17 Stats

Games Played – 30

Goals – 27

Assists – 56

Points – 83

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