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Hitmen Defenceman Vladislav Yeryomenko Among Players To Watch For 2018 NHL Draft

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The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club is pleased to announce defenceman Vladislav Yeryomenko is on NHL Central Scouting’s November ‘Players to Watch’ list in advance of the 2018 NHL Draft.  The list groups all prospects by league and gives each player an individual rating.

Yeryomenko received a “C” ranking which indicates a fourth, fifth or sixth-round selection.  The 18-year-old is in his second season in the Western Hockey League and was selected by Calgary 46th overall in the 2016 CHL Import Draft.

The product of Vitebsk, Belarus, who shared Hitmen RE/MAX Rookie of the Year honours with Andrei Grishakov in 2016-17, is having a breakout campaign.  Yeryomenko’s 20 points is eighth best among WHL defenceman while his six goals are tied for fifth.

VLADISLAV YERYOMENKO – DEFENCE

HOMETOWN:          Vitebsk, BY            DOB:               April 23, 1999
HEIGHT:                 6’0”                         WEIGHT:          179 lbs.

DID YOU KNOW:     Yeryomenko finished fourth among WHL defencemen in rookie scoring in 2016-17 and won gold with Belarus at the Div. I Group A 2017 IIHF World U20 Championship.

Regular  Season Team League GP G A PTS +/- PIM
2016-17 Hitmen WHL 62 6 19 25 -1 28
2017-18 Hitmen WHL 21 6 14 20 8 6

The Hitmen make their fourth stop on a five-game road trip tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 17 in Moose Jaw before wrapping up the swing in Swift Current the following night.

The next home game for Calgary is Wednesday, Nov. 22, when they welcome Cody Glass and the Portland Winterhawks to the Scotiabank Saddledome.  Game time is 7:00 p.m. for RE/MAX Chuck-A-Puck where four lucky winners will win a hot air balloon ride courtesy of RE/MAX.

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