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Tigers Sign Shaeffer Gordon-Carroll to WHL Scholarship & Development Agreement

April 19, 2024 - Western Hockey League (WHL)
Medicine Hat Tigers News Release

Medicine Hat, AB - The Medicine Hat Tigers are proud to announce the signing of 2008 born forward Shaeffer Gordon-Carroll (Salt Lake City, UT) to a WHL Scholarship & Development Agreement Thursday.

Gordon-Carroll, 15, was selected in the first round of the 2023 WHL US Prospects Draft, 9th overall to the Tigers. Gordon-Carroll played with the Chicago Mission U15AAA program during the 2023-2024 season, winning a gold medal at US Nationals this season.

When speaking with the Tigers for the first time, Shaeffer says he's excited to become a Tiger.

"I'm looking forward to working with Coach Willie Desjardins & speaking with him and Associate Coach once I was drafted by Medicine Hat, I always felt welcomed," he says. "I'm excited to get started with the organization that has a very bright future and the aspirations to win a championship."

Shaeffer was selected in the first round of the 2023 WHL US Prospects Draft ninth overall.

Head Coach & General Manager Willie Desjardins says the signing of Gordon-Carroll is strong addition to the Tigers.

"This a great day for the Tigers organization to add Shaeffer to our hockey club," he says. "He's an elite player that's had a great career thusfar including winning a Gold Medal at the Youth Olympics this season with Team USA. We're looking forward to having him at our upcoming prospects camp in the spring and seeing him have a great WHL Career."

Gordon-Carroll has spent the last three seasons a part of the Chicago Mission Hockey Club, most recently with the U15AAA program winning a national title this season.

Tigers Director of Player Personnel Bobby Fox says over the season watching Shaeffer he's immense growth to his game.

"Shaeffer is a right-handed forward that combines power with skill," he says. "Playing a bulldozing style with strong skating and scoring ability."

Gordon-Carroll will be in attendance at the Tigers Prospects Camp from May 31-June 2 in Medicine (TBA). Gordon-Carroll will also be a part of Tigers Fall Main Camp when the 2024-25 Calendar rolls for the upcoming WHL Season.

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