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Hitmen Defenceman Luke Prokop Selected By Nashville In 2020 NHL Draft

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The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club is proud to announce defenceman Luke Prokop was selected in the third round, 73rd overall, by the Nashville Predators in the 2020 NHL Draft.

“We would like to congratulate Luke on this important first step towards reaching his goal of playing in the National Hockey League,” said Hitmen General Manager Jeff Chynoweth.  “His game took big strides forward this past season and today’s selection is a reward for all the hard work he has put in.”

Prokop, the seventh overall pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft, was a regular in the top-four on the Hitmen blueline in 2019-20, posting a career-high 23 points.  The bulk of those came during a strong finish to the season which saw the Edmonton, AB product collect 11 points (3g, 8a) in his final 11 games.  He also suited up in January’s 2020 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

“I am on cloud nine right now, going to my favourite team in Nashville, no words,” beamed Prokop.

LUKE PROKOP DEFECEMAN

HOMETOWN: Edmonton, AB   DOB:  May 6, 2002
HEIGHT: 6’4”                                 WEIGHT:   217 lbs.

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DID YOU KNOW?  Prokop was the Hitmen Chrysler Canada Inc. Scholastic Player of the Year in 2018-19.

Regular Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2019-20 Calgary Hitmen WHL 59 4 19 23 30
2018-19 Calgary Hitmen WHL 62 1 9 10 12
2017-18 Calgary Hitmen WHL 14 0 2 2 6
2017-18 Northern Alberta X-Treme CSSHL 28 4 16 20 10

Prokop has also spent time on the international stage, playing with Canada White at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

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