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HITMEN MAKE TWO PICKS IN 2022 WHL U.S. PRIORITY DRAFT

The Calgary Hitmen selected two forwards in the WHL U.S. Priority Draft for 2007 born U.S players. The 2022 draft was conducted online Wednesday morning and hosted by the Western Hockey League Office.

Calgary drafted forward Brandon Gorzynski with their first pick, 15th overall. The product of Scottsdale Arizona, Gorzynski currently plays with the Phoenix Jr. Coyotes on their 14U AAA team. From Edina, Minnesota, Calgary selected Sam Spehar in the second round of the two-round draft, 30th overall. Spehar currently plays for Chaska HS Hawks in the Minnesota State High School League.

“Both players are strong centreman who we feel have a lot of potential to make an impact up front and we are very excited to see what the future holds for them with our club.” said Hitmen Director of Player Personnel Garry Davidson.

 

Brandon Gorzynski FORWARD

HOMETOWN:  Scottsdale, AZ                   DOB: March 12, 2007
HEIGHT:  6’0                                                   WEIGHT:  165 lbs

SHOOTS:  Left

 

Regular Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2020-21 Phoenix Jr. Coyotes 13U AAA T1EHL  13U 5 7 0 7 2
2021-22 Phoenix Jr. Coyotes 14U AAA T1EHL 14U 60 45 50 95 20

 

Sam Spehar  FORWARD

HOMETOWN:  Edina, MN                           DOB:  April 20, 2007
HEIGHT: 5’8”                                                   WEIGHT:  140 lbs

SHOOTS: Right

 

Regular Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2021-22 Chaska HS Hawks MN-HA 27 7 13 20 0

 

Eligible for today’s draft were 2007-born players who reside in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Players not selected in the 2022 WHL U.S. Priority Draft will remain eligible to be selected in the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft on Thursday, May 19, or listed by a WHL Club at any time thereafter.

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