Draft day can be a surreal experience.
For Hitmen prospect Rylan Jockims, it was no different when he found out he was drafted to the Hitmen in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft.
“I didn’t even know I got drafted at first because I missed it until I got texts from friends congratulating me and then I saw my name on the draft tracker,” he said. “It’s awesome to be drafted by the Hitmen and I’m very excited for the future.”
Learn more about the defender
Weight: 145 lb.
Birthday: April 27, 2003
Hometown: Saskatoon, SK
2017 Stats: 31 GP, 11 G, 8 A, 19 PTS
Favourite Team Growing Up: Boston Bruins.
Favourite Player: Drew Doughty – He’s an offensive defenceman and I like how he plays the game.
Favourite Hockey Memory: First year Bantam when I made it to a AA team.
Who Do You Model Your Game After: Doughty.
Pre-Game Ritual: I’ll always do a home warm-up before heading out to the rink.
Favourite Movie: Any Star Wars movie.
Favourite TV Show: Breaking Bad.
Go Anywhere In The World: Somewhere in Mexico.
Have Dinner With Anyone In The World: Kobe Bryant or LeBron James. They are great athletes and I really like their game.
Favourite Holiday: Christmas.
Favourite Song: Any Drake song.
Pre-Game Meal: Tortellini with tomato sauce.
Favourite Food: Smokies.
Play-Style: I’m a two-way defenceman that looks to jump in the rush to help create offence.