Anmore’s Ethan Leyh is ranked 167th among all North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting for the 2019 Entry Draft that will be held in Vancouver June 21 and 22.
That’s down six positions from the bureau’s mid-season report, when the 6-ft. left winger with the Langley Rivermen of the BC Hockey League was placed 161st.
Leyh finished his second season of junior hockey with 15 goals and 27 assists in 51 games. He’s committed to join the Quinnipac University Bobcats, in Hamden, Conn., next season.
Leyh is one of 10 BCHL players to be ranked on the list, which is an indicator of where players might be selected by NHL teams in the draft. HIs position places him in the sixth round. Alex Newhook, of the Victoria Grizzlies, is ranked for selection in the first round, 13th overall. That’s an improvement of three positions from his mid-season placement, after the centerman scored 102 points in 53 games and earned the league’s most valuable player award.
Meanwhile, the BCHL’s Coquitlam Express liked what they saw from Port Moody’s Ryan Tattle so much at the team’s recent prospects camp in Langley, they signed him. The 5’10” left winger was the leading scorer for the Vancouver North East Chiefs of the BC Major Midget Hockey League last season, an affiliate team of the Express. He totalled 48 points in 40 games.