Once again, the Red Deer Rebels tapped into some NHL bloodlines in the first round of the WHL Bantam Draft.
There was Brandon Sutter in 2004, Adam Musil in 2012, and today Jake Leschyshyn whose father, Curtis, patrolled the blue line in both the NHL and WHL and was an Assistant Coach with the Saskatoon Blades last season.
Leschyshyn, the 6th overall selection in today’s draft, headlines the group of 11 players selected by the Rebels. The group of 11 also includes a local product and a pair of very intriguing American players.
Overall, Rebels Assistant GM Sutter feels the club was able to address the needs they had identified heading into today’s draft.