January 16, 2013, PRINCE GEORGE, BC (ISN) –Prince George Spruce Kings defenceman Kevin Guiltinan has been ranked by NHL Central Scouting in their mid season rankings of North American skaters eligible for 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Guiltinan is ranked 141st on the most recent list placing him as the third highest ranked defenceman and fifth among draft eligible players in the British Columbia Hockey League.
Guiltinan is a big powerful defenceman that has made an impact on the Spruce Kings blue line since being acquired from the Vernon Vipers earlier in the season. From London, Ontario, Guiltinan is a 6′ 03″ 205 lbs seventeen year old BCHL rookie who has already secured a scholarship to Harvard University for the 2014-15 season.
“Kevin Guiltinan is a tremendous young man who plays the game the right way,” said Spruce Kings General Manager, Mike Hawes. “He is very committed to the game and his team mates and is very deserving of being ranked by Central Scouting.”
“It’s very exciting for the organization to have another player ranked this season,” added Hawes. “After the excitement of having Jujhar Khaira drafted by Edmonton last year, it is equally exciting that we may have a player drafted in back to back years.”
“I’m not the most offensive player,” admits Kevin Guiltinan. “I think what they like is my old-school style. I’m willing to do the little things, I’ll go in front of pucks, I’ll battle, I’ll do anything for the team and I compete hard every game.”
Prince George fans will have an opportunity to see Guiltinan’s style once again this weekend when the Spruce Kings host Divisional rival, the Chilliwack Chiefs.
For more information contact the Spruce Kings office at 250.564.1747.