The WHL season has just started, but that doesn’t have two members of the Regina Pats thinking about what it could be like at the 2019 NHL draft in Vancouver.
NHL Central Scouting released a list of players it considers to be prospects for that draft and while forward Koby Morriseau and defenceman Nikita Sedov were listed as “C” prospects or late round picks, they were two of 35 WHL’ers to be chosen and they are both quite happy about it.
For Morrisseau, the product of Grandview, Manitoba who has one goal in three games this year, it is something that says is nice, but it is also something he can’t let become a distraction as he plays out the season.
“I can’t let it get into my head.” the 18 year old said. “You can’t focus on it that much or worry about it. It can start affecting how you play and how you act.”
For Sedov, the Russian-born defenceman is just getting his feet wet in the Western Hockey League as he experiences everything the league has to offer. While he does feel his confidence is improving period-by-period, the 17-year-old says he still has a lot to learn.
“I’ve got to work on things like speed and my quickness, puck movement and everything.”Sedov said. “I’m pretty sure it’s going to help me a lot with my future.”
The Pats are still searching for their first win of the young season as they are 0-4. They look to get that elusive victory Friday night in Swift Current in a game we will have on 620 CKRM starting at 7. On Saturday, the Brandon Wheat Kings pay a visit in a game that starts at 7.