The kid can do it all.
With their first pick, fourth overall, in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft the Calgary Hitmen selected forward Sean Tschigerl from OHA Edmonton Bantam Prep.
Tschigerl was a force to be reckoned with racking up 70 points (31G, 39A) in 30 games to go along with 14 points (10G, 4A) in five playoff games.
“He’s the leader of his team,” Director of Player Personnel Dallas Thompson said. “He led them to the championship final this year and helped them win it all. In that game he was the best player on the ice.”
“He takes over games no matter if his team is up or down. He made a statement in every game he played.”
The 2016/17 season marked Tschigerl’s first year in Bantam AAA and he made quite an impact. In 30 tilts, he finished with 31 points (13G, 18A) and thoroughly impressed with his play and commitment to get better night in and night out.
“He’s a guy that competes at both ends of the ice and is very hard to play against,” Thompson added. “He can put up points, has a will to score goals and he plays the way we want to play.”
In addition to his high scoring rate and work ethic, the Whitecourt, AB native plays a complete game, taking care of his own end as much as he does in the offensive zone. This is one of the many traits that Thompson said separates him from other forwards in the draft.
“Playing in the defensive zone is no easy task as a forward and he’s a guy that is able to play down low to help the defenceman out and get the puck out of the zone. It’s a perfect fit to find a player that young take so much pride in more than just scoring.”