Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the NAPA Draft Prospects of the Month for January 2008.
Each month the Canadian Hockey League & NAPA Auto Parts will recognize the top draft eligible player from each of the three leagues in the CHL for the upcoming 2008 NHL Entry Draft based on their play over the course of the month. Each winner will be recognized at a future home game and will be presented with a NAPA Auto Parts prize pack.
NAPA Draft Prospects of the Month – January 2008
Western Hockey League – Kruise Reddick, Tri City Americans
Reddick was named the WHL’s top draft prospect for the month of January after scoring four goals and 11 assists for 15 points in 15 games. The 17-year-old from Manor, Saskatchewan has 20 goals and 38 assists for 58 points in 53 games this season. Reddick, a 5’9”, 165 lbs. centre, was rated 39th among North American skaters in the mid-term rankings released by NHL Central Scouting last month.
Ontario Hockey League – Michael Del Zotto, Oshawa Generals
Del Zotto was named OHL prospect of the month after scoring seven goals and 14 assists for 21 points in 13 games in January. The 17-year-old from Stouffville, Ontario had a pair of four point games and was a plus-6 last month. The 5’11”, 208 lbs. defenceman was rated 14th among North American skaters in the mid-term rankings released by NHL Central Scouting last month. He has 13 goals and 50 points in 46 games this season.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League – Nicolas Deschamps, Chicoutimi Sagueneens
Deschamps was named the QMJHL draft prospects of the month for the second time this season after scoring six goals and eight assists for 14 points in 11 games. The 18-year-old from Delson, Quebec scored two game-winning goals and posted a plus-4 rating. He was rated 28th among North American skaters in the mid-term rankings released by NHL Central Scouting last month. The 6’0”, 175 lbs. centre has 18 goals and 48 points in 53 games this season.
2007-08 NAPA Draft Prospects of the Month
WHL – Kruise Reddick, Tri City Americans
OHL – Michael Del Zotto, Oshawa Generals
QMJHL – Nicolas Deschamps, Chicoutimi Sagueneens
WHL – Tyler Ennis, Medicine Hat Tigers
OHL – Cody Hodgson, Brampton Battalion
QMJHL – Marco Scandella, Val d’Or Foreurs