Video: 2013 Ivan Hlinka – Brayden Point, Canada

By Chapin Landvogt
Brayden Point - Moose Jaw Warriors

Photo: Moose Jaw Warriors forward and 2014 prospect Brayden Point turned in a good offensive performance in his WHL rookie season (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

 

Team Canada forward Brayden Point saved his best for last at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, as he picked up two assists and the game MVP in Canada's 4-0 win over the USA in the tournament's gold medal game.

Point didn't fare as well in the previous four games at this tournament, picking up one goal and one assist for two points. In the gold medal game, however, the Calgary, AB native setup goals by Aaron Ekblad and Brendan Lemieux to help secure the sixth consecutive gold medal for Canada at this tournament.

The 2012-13 season was Point's rookie campaign in the WHL, where he played for the Moose Jaw Warriors. In 67 games for that club, Point scored 24 goals and added 33 assists for 57 points. He is eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft, but will need to show that his smaller stature isn't an impediment to his offensive production in the pro game.

Point spoke with Hockey's Future following Canada's win over Russia, a conversation captured in this HF video.

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