June 28,2014(ISN) – Kamloops, BC – Defenseman Ryan Rehill has been selected by the New Jersey Devils in
the 2014 NHL Draft. Rehill was selected in the fifth round, 131st overall by the
The towering 6’3″ and 213lb defenseman was a steady force on the Blazers backend
last season. Rehill was one of only two players to play in all 72 games and had four
goals and 20 points. He also led the WHL in penalty minutes with 182 and had 15
fighting majors on the year.
The Edmonton native led the team in the plus/minus department finishing the year at
only -4 despite playing against the opposition’s best players every night.
The Blazers’ assistant captain also collected a ton of hardware at the season ending
awards. He was named the Blazers’ best defenseman, most dedicated player and
recognized for his inspirational leadership ability.
Coincidentally, the last Blazer to be picked in the NHL Draft was Cole Ully. Ully
was chosen in the same spot as Rehill, in the fifth round, 131st overall to the
Dallas Stars in 2013.
The last player from the Kamloops Blazers to be chosen by the New Jersey Devils in
the NHL Draft was Scott Niedermayer, who was selected third overall in 1991.