Three Kamloops Blazers crack NHL Central Scouting watch list

Three Kamloops Blazers are on NHL Central Scouting’s watch list for the 2020 NHL Draft in Montreal.

Forward Connor Zary has a “B” rating, indicating he is a potential second- or third-round pick.

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The 18-year-old from Saskatoon is second in WHL scoring, with 10 points, including three goals, in seven games.
 Zary, who has recorded a point in every game he has played this season, had 67 points in 63 games last season as a 17-year-old.

He represented Canada at the under-18 world championship in Sweden in April, recording four goals and seven points in seven games.

Goaltender Dylan Garand has a “C” rating, noting potential to be selected in the fourth, fifth or sixth round.

The 17-year-old netminder has a 2.69 goals-against average and .909 save percentage in six games this season.

He played in 27 games as a 16-year-old last season, posting a .902 save percentage and 2.94 GAA.

The Victoria product donned the Maple Leaf at the Under-17 World Challenge in November of 2018 and at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament in August.

Forward Josh Pillar has a “C” rating.

The Warman, Sask., product played in 68 games last season as a 16-year-old and had seven goals and 22 points.

Blazers’ 17-year-old prospect Josh Doan, who is playing this season with the Chicago Steel in the USHL, has a “C” rating.

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