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Warm and Gorda Make Final Central Scouting Rankings

Oil Kings defensemen Will Warm and Brayden Gorda were among 58 WHL players listed by NHL Central Scouting in its final rankings in advance of the 2017 NHL Draft, scheduled for June 23-24 in Chicago.

Warm had an outstanding rookie season, registering 9 goals and 15 assists for 24 points in just 67 games played and taking on an increasingly important role as the year went on.

Gorda continued his steady play for the Oil Kings, tallying 4 goals and 12 assists for 16 points in 56 games played.

2017 NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING FINAL RANKINGS (NORTH AMERICA) – WHL SKATERS

Final Rk ↑ Midterm Rk Player Ht Wt Position WHL Club
1 1 PATRICK, NOLAN 6′ 2″ 198 CENTER BRANDON
5 6 RASMUSSEN, MICHAEL 6′ 6″ 215 CENTER TRI-CITY
6 8 GLASS, CODY 6′ 2″ 178 CENTER PORTLAND
11 9 VALIMAKI, JUUSO 6′ 2″ 204 DEFENSEMAN TRI-CITY
12 12 FOOTE, CALLAN 6′ 4″ 212 DEFENSEMAN KELOWNA
17 17 YAMAMOTO, KAILER 5′ 8″ 153 RIGHT WING SPOKANE
19 22 JOKIHARJU, HENRI 6′ 0″ 180 DEFENSEMAN PORTLAND
21 40 ANDERSON-DOLAN, JARET 5′ 11″ 188 CENTER SPOKANE
23 21 LIND, KOLE 6′ 1″ 178 RIGHT WING KELOWNA
25 25 HENRY, NICK 5′ 11″ 191 RIGHT WING REGINA
26 36 HEPONIEMI, ALEKSI 5′ 10″ 147 CENTER SWIFT CURRENT
28 18 POPUGAEV, NIKITA 6′ 6″ 217 LEFT WING PRINCE GEORGE
38 23 MATTHEOS, STELIO 6′ 1″ 192 RIGHT WING BRANDON
41 33 TYSZKA, JARRET 6′ 2″ 190 DEFENSEMAN SEATTLE
42 31 LESCHYSHYN, JAKE 5′ 11″ 185 CENTER REGINA
45 50 GEEKIE, MORGAN 6′ 2″ 178 CENTER TRI-CITY
49 75 BROOK, JOSH 6′ 1″ 182 DEFENSEMAN MOOSE JAW
52 70 ZABLOCKI, LANE 6′ 0″ 190 RIGHT WING RED DEER
55 63 SHAW, MASON 5′ 8″ 180 CENTER MEDICINE HAT
56 58 OLSON, KYLE 5′ 10″ 161 RIGHT WING TRI-CITY
58 49 MINULIN, ARTYOM 6′ 2″ 197 DEFENSEMAN SWIFT CURRENT
59 105 LEWIS, TY 5′ 11″ 177 LEFT WING BRANDON
62 74 FLEURY, CALE 6′ 1″ 201 DEFENSEMAN KOOTENAY
70 138 STEENBERGEN, TYLER 5′ 10″ 188 CENTER SWIFT CURRENT
77 84 COGHLAN, DYLAN 6′ 2″ 189 DEFENSEMAN TRI-CITY
82 91 BELLERIVE, JORDAN 5′ 10″ 196 CENTER LETHBRIDGE
86 87 PECKFORD, RYAN 6′ 0″ 185 LEFT WING VICTORIA
87 109 DE JONG, BRENDAN 6′ 5″ 192 DEFENSEMAN PORTLAND
90 153 WALFORD, SCOTT 6′ 2″ 193 DEFENSEMAN VICTORIA
95 199 YERYOMENKO, VLADISLAV 6′ 0″ 171 DEFENSEMAN CALGARY
103 83 PRATT, AUSTIN 6′ 2″ 226 RIGHT WING RED DEER
110 93 MOILANEN, SAMI 5′ 8″ 185 RIGHT WING SEATTLE
132 141 MCINDOE, ETHAN 6′ 1″ 171 LEFT WING SPOKANE
133 130 LEASON, BRETT 6′ 4″ 196 CENTER TRI-CITY
134 154 WARM, WILL 5′ 11″ 179 DEFENSEMAN EDMONTON
135 110 PLOUFFE, DYLAN 6′ 0″ 184 DEFENSEMAN VANCOUVER
140 119 RUBINCHIK, MARK 6′ 0″ 179 DEFENSEMAN SASKATOON
142 142 DAVIS, BRETT 6′ 1″ 178 RIGHT WING KOOTENAY
147 120 GORDA, BRAYDEN 6′ 2″ 188 DEFENSEMAN EDMONTON
149 98 SMART, JONATHAN 6′ 0″ 197 DEFENSEMAN REGINA
153 N/R KREBS, DAKOTA 6′ 4″ 200 DEFENSEMAN TRI-CITY
168 140 HALBGEWACHS, JAYDEN 5′ 8″ 157 LEFT WING MOOSE JAW
169 177 HUGHES, RYAN 5′ 7″ 151 CENTER PORTLAND
173 N/R BUKAC, DANIEL 6′ 4″ 185 DEFENSEMAN BRANDON
174 197 GRISHAKOV, ANDREI 6′ 0″ 204 LEFT WING CALGARY
176 N/R MCKENZIE, SKYLER 5′ 8″ 154 LEFT WING PORTLAND
182 133 KASTELIC, MARK 6′ 3″ 203 CENTER CALGARY
187 175 BURKE, BRAYDEN 5′ 10″ 170 LEFT WING MOOSE JAW
192 N/R KELLY, PARKER 5′ 10″ 170 CENTER PRINCE ALBERT
202 152 HAYES, ZACKARY 6′ 2″ 215 DEFENSEMAN PRINCE ALBERT
204 112 BOWEN, RYAN 6′ 2″ 170 RIGHT WING LETHBRIDGE
205 163 PATERSON, JOSH 6′ 2″ 190 CENTER SASKATOON
210 134 WEDMAN, MATTHEW 6′ 2″ 195 CENTER SEATTLE
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