Kody Clark – Ottawa 67’s
The 2018 second round (47th overall) pick of the defending Stanley Cup Champions is bound to buzzing around the rink this weekend. After all, this is the first game Clark will be playing since signing his entry-level contract with the Capitals earlier in the week. The 6’2” Toronto native has only picked up three goals and one assist so far this year but is bound to have an extra spring in his step come Friday after inking a deal for three years at an average annual value of $870,000.
Adam Boqvist – London Knights
Despite the Knights losing the services of Evan Bouchard to the Edmonton Oilers, it did not take them any time trying to find another top smooth skating, puck moving defenceman. Although technically considered a rookie, Boqvist should not be taken lightly. At the young age of 18 Adam has already played in the SHL, Sweden’s top pro hockey league and he was a recent top 10 selection in the NHL draft going 8th overall to the Chicago Blackhawks. Boqvist was picked up by the Knights in the 2018 Import Draft and he is likely to get a look from Sweden’s World Junior Team. Despite not finding the net yet, this dynamic offensive defenseman has been showcasing his playmaking abilities since arriving in the league already tallying ten assists.
Quinton Byfield – Sudbury Wolves
The OHL Priority Selection’s first overall pick comes to TD Place this Sunday. Byfield is a towering force at 6’5” and the craziest part is at 16 he’s still growing! You might be wondering why Byfield was selected first overall this season and if you look at his numbers from his midget season last year you’ll understand why. Quinton was 10 points shy of averaging three per game. Last year with the York Simcoe Express he tallied 48 goals and 44 assists in only 34 games! He also suited up for one Junior A game last season with the Newmarket Hurricanes and pick up a goal and an assist in his junior hockey debut.
So far this season, Byfield has chipped in an even number of goals and assists for the Sudbury Wolves at five apiece through the first twelve games of the season. Sunday afternoon will be your only chance to catch this top prospect for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft at TD Place this season.
You can get your tickets for this weekend’s game here.