The Selects program has had a long track record of success advancing players into the highest leagues in the world. From the NHL to Major Junior, Selects alumni are among the leaders in various leagues across North America. This week, we take a look across the hockey landscape to take a closer look at some of those standout performances.
Just 12 days after being traded from the Ottawa Senators – the organization that selected Mark Stone in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Draft – the ‘92 East Coast Selects alum inked an eight-year, $76 million contract extension with his new team, the Vegas Golden Knights. Stone has two goals and five points in seven games with his new team that sits comfortably in third place in the Pacific Division.
A pair of alumni earned First and Third Stars of the Week honors in the NHL. Former ‘93 East Coast Selects forward and current Florida Panther, Jonathan Huberdeau had a monster week with four goals and nine points in a four-game stretch to take First Star honors. The Third Star of the Week went to ‘97 West Coast Selects alum Troy Terry after he notched two goals and seven points in four games for the Anaheim Ducks.
In the OHL, ‘98 East Coast Selects-O alum Brandon Saigeon played in his 300th career regular-season game. The Colorado Avalanche prospect is in his fifth season in the OHL, with 37 goals and 88 points playing for the Hamilton Bulldogs and Oshawa Generals during the ‘18-19 season.
— Xy – Ottawa 67's (@Ottawa67sHockey) March 9, 2019
Graeme Clarke dazzled over the weekend with this lacrosse-style goal for the Ottawa 67’s. Hard to believe the ‘01 East Coast Selects-Q alum has pulled this move off more than once before in the OHL, as he did the wraparound goal in January 2018 in addition to THIS GOAL and THIS GOAL in the World Selects Invitationals. He could do it six more times and it’d still be as amazing as the first.
These Selects along with many other alumni have played at a high level throughout their young careers and know what it takes to stand out in front of scouts, do you? Well we’ve got five tips that can help take your game to the next level and draw the attention of evaluators HERE.