There was quite a buzz going around the NHL during the July 19th week; with the expansion draft for the newest NHL franchise, the Seattle Kraken, the first virtual Entry draft, and then Seattles first draft selection in team history.

WDSE had some buzz of their own, with client Jalen Luypen, hailing from Kelowna, BC, being selected in the 7th round, 216th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks. Jalen has come off an incredible season with the Edmonton Oil Kings in the WHL, with a career high 16G, 13A (29 PTS) in 23 GP. Versus the league, Jalen was tied for 2nd in GWG, 6th in Goals scored and 16th overall in points.

An incredible season that led to a late round selection by one of the most well respected, not to mention Original six, NHL franchises.

Congratulations Jalen on the selection, a job well done and well deserved!

For Luypen highlights, see the link below!