HITMEN PICK NINE IN 2023 WHL PROSPECTS DRAFT
The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club selected nine players including five forwards, three defencemen and one goalie in the 2023 WHL Prospects Draft held online today. The Prospects Draft was for 2008-born players from the four western provinces and select U.S states.
“We’re excited and happy with the group of players we selected today. We got a little bit of everything. We tried to key in on some skill and talent and we’ve accomplished that.” said Garry Davidson Director of Player Personnel. “It’s the old saying, you can’t have enough skill and talent. When you don’t have it, it’s very hard to get it. As they say, talent is very expensive. We focused on that and I think we’ve come up with a really skilled, talented group.”
2023 CALGARY HITMEN DRAFT BOARD
|1||11||Noah Kosick||C||Pacific Coast Academy U18 Prep||32||10||35||45|
|2||31||Eric Tu||G||St. George’s School U15 Prep||18||GAA: 2.73 SAV%: 0.914|
|2||33||Easton LaPlante||RD||Calgary Flames U15 AAA||28||16||11||27|
|4||77||Koy Funk||C||RHA Winnipeg U15 Prep||30||20||25||45|
|5||99||Logan Lepinski||RD||BWC U15 Prep||27||7||22||29|
|7||133||Ethan Dundas||LW||Regina Monarchs U15 AA||27||32||44||76|
|7||143||Rylan Ng||RW||Lethbridge Golden Hawks U15 AAA||34||25||24||49|
|8||158||Griffin Horne||C||Airdrie Xtreme U15 AAA||32||10||8||18|
|8||165||Sam Lukenchuk||LD||Saskatoon Outlaws U15 AA||28||5||11||16|
More than 100 Hitmen draft picks have gone on to play for the franchise including: Carson Wetsch (2021), Oliver Tulk (2020), David Adaszynski (2020), Carter Yakemchuk (2020), Grayden Siepmann (2019), Sean Tschigerl (2018), Tyson Galloway (2018), Brayden Peters (2017), Riley Fiddler-Schultz (2017), Cael Zimmerman (2016), Mark Kastelic (2014).