The Virden Oil Caps have traded their 1st round selection (7th overall) and 2002 forward prospect, Riley Zimmerman to the OCN Blizzard for the 2nd overall pick in this year’s MJHL draft. Zimmerman played last season with the Winnipeg Wild in the Manitoba AAA U-18 Hockey League where he had 5 goals and 13 assists in 33 regular season games. The left winger added another 3 points in 11 playoff games for a Wild team that lost in the league final.
The Oil Caps knew the price would be high to move up to the 2nd overall spot in the draft and although it is tough to give up a player of Zimmerman’s caliber, the Oil Caps are extremely excited to be picking 2nd overall.
“It’s always tough to give up a prospect that we think highly of as a group but at the same time picking 2nd guarantees us one of a few guys that we feel are at the top of this draft class. It’s going to be an exciting pick for our organization”, stated GM and Head Coach Tyson Ramsey
The MJHL draft takes place this Sunday, June 9 in Winnipeg. The Oil Caps will have 7 picks in 6 rounds and are looking forward to the weekend.
We are excited as a group to acquire some great young prospects to add to our already deep prospect list. Brian Elder and his scouting staff have done an excellent job of creating a list that we feel is real strong”, added Ramsey.
Stay tuned tomorrow (June 9th) for live updates on the 2019 MJHL Bantam Draft. The draft begins at 9:00 AM.
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