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Harrington Headlines Chiefs' 2007 Class

May 19, 2022 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Spokane Chiefs News Release


Spokane, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs selected forward Chase Harrington eighth overall to headline their 2022 WHL Prospects Draft class on Thursday. They had eight picks within the first 100 overall, selecting Harrington, F Owen Martin (27th), F Hayden Paupanekis (49th), D Matthew Lesyk (58th), D Adam Boatter (67th), D Owen Schoettler (71st), F Trennen Redlick (93rd) and D Parker Seymour (96th).

In total, the Chiefs made 13 picks in the draft, including seven forwards, five defensemen, and one goalie. Alberta was well-represented, with six players hailing from the province. Four came from British Columbia, two from Manitoba and one from Texas.

Players selected in this year's WHL draft are first eligible to join the Chiefs as full-time players during the 2022-23 season.

Pick-by-pick Recap

1st Round (8th Overall)

Chase Harrington - full announcement

Forward - 6'0″ - 160 lbs

Hometown: Prince George, BC

Stats (2021-22): 29 GP, 32 goals, 18 assists, 50 points with Delta Hockey Academy U15 Prep (BC)

Scouting Report: "... Very high hockey IQ ... Plays with high tempo and speed ... Combining with Berkly Catton will add a potent attack for us."

2nd Round (27th Overall)

Owen Martin

Forward - 5'10" - 165 lbs

Hometown: Oakbank, MB

Stats (2021-22): 32 GP, 61 goals, 27 assists, 88 points with Eastman Selects U15 AAA (MB); 10 playoff games (10-11-21)

Scouting Report: "... Highly skilled player with strong hockey sense and a goal scorer's mentality ... Skates well and does everything at top speed."

3rd Round (49th Overall)

Hayden Paupanekis

Forward - 6'1″ - 161 lbs

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB

Stats (2021-22): 29 GP, 45 goals, 31 assists, 76 points with Winnipeg Wild Red U15 AAA

Scouting Report: "... Excellent power forward qualities ... A big, strong guy that can skate well ... Strong two-way hockey sense."

3rd Round (58th Overall)

Matthew Lesyk

Defenseman - 5'8″ - 158 lbs

Hometown: Wetaskiwin, AB

Stats (2021-22): 36 GP, 21 goals, 19 assists, 40 points with Saints Pro Hockey Academy U15 Prep

Scouting Report: "... An offensive d-man who transitions the puck very well ... Capable of running a power play."

4th Round (67 Overall)

Adam Boatter

Defenseman - 5'10" - 150 lbs

Hometown: Maple Ridge, BC

Stats (2021-22): 27 GP, 3 goals, 27 assists, 30 points with Burnaby Winter Club U15 Prep

Scouting Report: "... Very strong defensive hockey sense ... Reliable in his own zone ... Can be used in all situations."

4th Round (71st Overall)

Owen Schoettler

Defenseman - 5'9.5″ - 143 lbs

Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Stats (2021-22): 27 GP, 6 goals, 28 assists, 34 points with Northern Alberta Xtreme U15 Prep

Scouting Report: "... A very smooth skater that plays both sides of the puck well ... Good hockey IQ ... Reliable and versatile on the ice."

5th Round (93rd Overall)

Trennen Redlick

Forward - 5'11" - 158 lbs

Hometown: St. Albert, AB

Stats (2021-22): 34 GP, 9 goals, 18 assists, 27 points with St. Albert Sabres U15 AAA

Scouting Report: "... A hard-nosed player who likes to play a physical game ... Highly competitive and plays with character."

5th Round (96th Overall)

Parker Seymour

Defenseman - 5'11" - 159 lbs

Hometown: Fort McMurray, AB

Stats (2021-22): 34 GP, 3 goals, 15 assists, 18 points with Fort Saskatchewan Rangers U15 AAA

Scouting Report: "... Solid two-way defenseman that can play a heavy game ... Competes hard in his own zone."

6th Round (115th Overall)

Finn Kallay

Forward - 5'10" - 166 lbs

Hometown: St. Albert, AB

Stats (2021-22): 34 GP, 21 goals, 23 assists, 44 points with St. Albert Sabres U15 AAA

Scouting Report: "... Strong two-way player with good hockey sense at both ends ... Versatile with the ability to score."

8th Round (159th Overall)

Ashton Beriana

Forward - 5'8″ - 132 llbs

Hometown: Port Coquitlam, BC

Stats (2021-22): 28 GP, 14 goals, 23 assists, 37 points with Burnaby Winter Club U15 Prep

Scouting Report: "... A skilled forward with a good set of hands and passing skills ... Strong offensive instincts and smarts."

9th Round (178th Overall)

Sam Saskiw

Goaltender - 5'10" - 142 lbs

Hometown: Sherwood Park, AB

Stats (2021-22): 21 GP, 3.50 GAA, .891 SV% with Sherwood Park Flyers U15 AAA

Scouting Report: "... A competitive goalie who has balance to his game ... Technically efficient with lots of athleticism."

9th Round (181st Overall)

Dane Pyatt

Forward - 5'11" - 165 lbs

Hometown: Langley, BC

Stats (2021-22): 30 GP, 10 goals, 16 assists, 26 points with Delta Hockey Academy U15 Prep Green

Scouting Report: "... Excellent skater with speed and agility who pursues the puck and body hard ... Plays with speed and brings a great work ethic to the rink."

10th Round (203rd Overall)

Jack Bousquet

Defenseman

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Stats (2021-22): Dallas Penguins AA 14U

Scouting Report: "... A good-sized, smooth-skating, puck-moving defenseman with the ability to rush the puck and run a power play."

2022 WHL Prospects Draft Results

1 (8) - Chase Harrington, F

2 (27) - Owen Martin, F

3 (49) - Hayden Paupanekis, F

3 (58) - Matthew Lesyk, D

4 (67) - Adam Boatter, D

4 (71) - Owen Schoettler, D

5 (93) - Trennen Redlick, F

5 (96) - Parker Seymour, D

6 (115) - Finn Kallay, F

8 (159) - Ashton Beriana, F

9 (178) - Sam Saskiw, G

9 (181) - Dane Pyatt, F

10 (203) - Jack Bousquet, D

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The Spokane Chiefs are a member of the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey league, the world's finest development league for junior hockey players. Since 1985 the Chiefs have been a pillar in the Spokane community, offering family-friendly entertainment and a winning tradition which includes: two Memorial Cup Championships in 1991 & 2008, two WHL Championships in 1991 & 2008 and four Western Conference Championships in 1991, 1996, 2000 & 2008. Over 60 alumni have gone on to play in the National Hockey League.


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