April 8, 2014, Kamloops, BC (ISN) – The Kamloops Blazers have a pair of defensemen in the NHL Central Scouting final rankings. Ryan Rehill and Edson Harlacher were both ranked among the top 210 North American skaters for the 2014 NHL Draft.
Rehill had a standout season for the Blazers playing in all 72 games and finished with four goals and 20 points. The rugged defender led the WHL in penalty minutes with 182 and also collected three trophies at the Blazers year-end awards including ‘Best Defenseman’, ‘Most Dedicated’, and ‘Inspirational Leadership’.
The Edmonton native was ranked 76th among North American prospects which was a significant jump from being ranked 98th when the mid-term rankings were released in January 2014.
Harlacher was selected by the Blazers in the 2013 import draft this past June. The 17-year-old Switzerland native played in 71 games this season and finished with nine assists. Harlacher, who stands at 6’3″ and 185lbs, was named the Blazers top rookie this season.
Harlacher was rated 196th out of North American prospects after not being ranked in NHL Central Scouting’s mid-term rankings.
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