William Wrenn
Holly Gunning

William Wrenn


Anchorage Alaska

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2nd round (43rd overall), 2009


190 lbs.

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2007-08: Played for the USNTDP U17 team.

2008-09: Captained the USNTDP U18 team to a gold medal in the U18 World Championships.

Grew up with goaltender Adam Murray.

HF's Q&A with Wrenn.

2009-10: Defenseman William Wrenn made his debut with the University of Denver(WCHA) during the 2009-2010 season. In 23 games with the NCAA club, Wrenn managed 7 assists and 36 PIMs.

2010-11: Wrenn skated in 18 games for the University of North Dakota as a sophomore before leaving school to play for the WHL's Portland Winterhawks in January 2011. Wrenn had 1 assist and was -7 with 2 PMs for the Fighting Sioux. He saw significantly more ice time with the Winterhawks and was a key part of Portland's strong second half and push to the WHL finals. In 29 regular season games he was +25 with 2 goals and 11 assists and had 17 PMs. Portland finished first in the US Division during the season and reached the WHL finals, losing to Kootenay. Wrenn played in all 21 playoff games and was -2 with 1 goal, 4 assists and 10 PMs.

Talent Analysis

Defensive defenseman with good size and strength. Good character. Offensive skill is not as high as other players.  Wrenn could still stand to work on gap control on the rush and defending the cycle down low.


Wrenn will play for the Portland Winterhawks in the 2011-12 season.

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