Chaz Reddekopp


West Kelowna British Columbia

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7th round (187th overall), 2015


218 lbs.

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2011-12: Chaz Reddekopp played for Pursuit of Excellence in British Columbia, skating in four games with the program’s varsity team and nine games for the midget squad while scoring at a point-per-game pace for the bantam team. He scored 2 goals with 3 assists in four varsity games, including two playoff contests. Reddekopp scored 2 goals with 5 assists and 8 penalty minutes in nine midget games. He was selected by Victoria in the first round (13th overall) of the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.

2012-13: Reddekopp made his WHL debut in March 2013, appearing in one game with the Victoria Royals. He had no points nor penalties in his only WHL game. Reddekopp played for the Pursuit of Excellence U18 and Prep teams and played for Team British Columbia in the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup. He scored 4 goals with 13 assists and 39 penalty minutes in 25 games, including four playoff games, with the Pursuit of Excellence U18 team. In 12 games for the club’s prep team he scored 4 goals with 11 assists and 22 penalty minutes.

2013-14: Reddekopp battled to find ice time as a 16-year-old on an experienced defense corps for the WHL’s Victoria Royals. He appeared in 40 regular season games and two playoff contests, scoring 1 goal with 8 assists and finishing +10 with 33 penalty minutes. The Royals finished second to Kelowna in the B.C. Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Reddekopp played for Canada Pacific in the 2014 U17 World Hockey Challenge, recording 2 assists with 4 penalty minutes in six games.

2014-15: Reddekopp was one of two players to skate in all 72 regular season games for Victoria in his second WHL season. He scored 5 goals with 16 assists and was +12 with 53 penalty minutes. The Royals finished second to eventual WHL champion Kelowna in the B.C. Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Reddekopp had 2 assists and was +5 with 12 penalty minutes in 10 playoff games. He was ranked 82nd amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was invited to the NHL Prospects Combine. Reddekopp was selected by Los Angeles in the seventh round (187th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

2015-16: Reddekopp has been in the thick of things for first-place Victoria in his third WHL season. Third amongst Royals’ defensemen in assists and the team leader in penalty minutes, Reddekopp has played a key role for the Royals. Victoria edged defending WHL champion Kelowna for the top spot in the B.C. Division.

Talent Analysis

Reddekopp is a big, strong defender who can generate offense with a strong first pass. He is a willing combatant when the situation warrants. His skating could be an issue as he moves up to the pro ranks but it is an area he is working to improve.


Reddekopp has played a prominent role for the WHL's Victoria Royals in 2015-16. In his third season of major junior hockey, he has the size, toughness and two-way play that fits the Kings' organizational model for defensemen. Drafted in 2015, he has yet to sign an entry-level contract but the Kings do not have to sign him until 2017. Reddekopp projects as a hard defender with the ability to generate plays off the transition.

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