Wednesday, March 31, 2010

NHL Scouting Combine Has WHL Flavour...

The list of 100 players invited to the annual NHL Scouting Combine has been released. The festivities, which include workouts and interviews for NHL prospects, run from May 24 to May 29.

A total of 14 WHL teams will be represented. Portland leads the way with four invitees, all of whom are expected to be back with the Winterhawks next season. The Moose Jaw Warriors have three invitees and a host of teams are sending a pair of players to the Combine.

There are 10 forwards invited, along with four goaltenders and eight defencemen.

Among the WHLers invited are:

Western Conference

Brett Bulmer - Kelowna Rockets
Brett Connolly - Prince George Cougars
Ryan Johansen - Portland Winterhawks
Austin Madaisky - Kamloops Blazers
Nino Neidereitter - Portland Winterhawks
Calvin Pickard - Seattle Thunderbirds
Brad Ross - Portland Winterhawks
Troy Rutkowski - Portland Winterhawks
Kent Simpson - Everett Silvertips
Kevin Sundher - Chilliwack Bruins

Eastern Conference

Tyler Bunz - Medicine Hat Tigers
Brandon Davidson - Regina Pats
Emerson Etem - Medicine Hat Tigers
Curtis Hamilton - Saskatoon Blades
Quinton Howden - Moose Jaw Warriors
Cam Lanigan - Edmonton Oil Kings
Matt MacKenzie - Calgary Hitmen
Kendall McFaull - Moose Jaw Warriors
Dylan McIlrath - Moose Jaw Warriors
Alex Petrovic - Red Deer Rebels
Mark Pysyk - Edmonton Oil Kings
Jordan Weal - Regina Pats

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