The Calgary Hitmen selected two players, one forward and one defenceman, in the inaugural WHL U.S. Prospects Draft. The 2020 draft was conducted online and hosted by the Western Hockey League Office.
The Hitmen drafted forward Hunter Anderson with their first pick, 11th overall. The 5-8, 155-pound product of Redondo Beach, CA, played with Los Angeles Jr. Kings this past season where he finished second in team scoring with 59 points (30g, 29a) in 45 games.
“We are very excited to add both Hunter to our prospect pool,” said Hitmen Director of Player Personnel Dallas Thompson. “Hunter is an excellent two-way forward with great hands who can score.”
Get To know Hunter Anderson here,
Birthday: APRIL 28, 2005
Hometown: MANHATTAN BEACH, CA
Current Hockey Club: LOS ANGELES JR. KINGS
Favourite Movie: SLAP SHOT AND RUSH HOUR
Favourite TV Show: STRANGER THINGS
Favourite Food: STEAK, LOBSTER AND SALMON
If You Could Have Dinner With Anyone In The World, Who Would It Be? WAYNE GRETZKY
Hockey Side Of Things
Favourite NHL Team: LA KINGS
Favourite NHL Player: ANZE KOPITAR #11
Who do you model your game after? AUSTON MATHEWS, NIKITA KUCHEROV, PATRICK KANE AND TREVOR ZEGRAS
What Is Your Pre-Game Ritual?: TAPE MY STICK, LISTEN TO MY FAVORITE TUNES, STICK HANDLE WITH THE BALL THEN VISUALIZE MY GAME PLAY
How Would You Describe Your Play-Style? SKILLED FORWARD WITH GREAT HANDS, A GOOD ACCURATE SHOT WITH EXCELLENT HOCKEY IQ
What is your favourite hockey memory to date? SCORING 4 GOALS AGAINST DELTA HOCKEY ACADEMY AT THE JOHN REID TOURNAMENT, PLAYING IN THE PEEWEE QUEBEC TOURNEY
How Was This Past Season For You And Your Team?FANTASTIC YEAR WITH MY TEAM PLAYING SOME AMAZING COMPETITION, WINNING STATE FINALS, AND WINNING REGIONALS TO ADVANCE TO NATIONALS AND EXCITED FOR SO MANY OF MY TEAMMATES BEING DRAFTED TO THE WHL.
Where Can Fans Follow You On Social Media?
Instagram account? hunteranderson_19