January 16, 2020
With the annual Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game set for Thursday, January 16, in Hamilton, Ont. lets take a look at which Western Hockey League stars will represent the Team Red.
Brock Gould – The new Moose Jaw Warriors goaltender will look to turn heads at the game in net for the Red Team. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound product of Colorado Springs, Colo. has spent the last two seasons in the WHL posting a record 13-21-2-1 with one shutout in 49 WHL regular season games. The 18-year-old still has plenty of room for growth as he looks to be a key piece for Moose Jaw moving forward. Gould is listed as the fourth-ranked North American goaltender in the NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings.
Kasper Puutio – Recently acquired from the Swift Current Broncos, Kasper Puutio will be a key piece for the Everett Silvertips as the team looks to repeat as U.S. Division winners. The 17-year-old has 16 points (1G-15A) in 35 games in his WHL first season. Praised for his ability as a two-way defenceman, look for the 5-foot-11, 181-pound product of Vaasa,Fin. to make an impression at the game and with the offensive powerhouse Silvertips. Puutio is ranked 84th among North American skaters in the most recent NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings.