Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Recap of the 2017-18 Draft



On Friday June 2nd the SJHL held its annual draft in Nipawin. The Red Wings had selections number 5,13,17,18 and 24. The staff selected 2 defensemen and 3 forwards.

With their 1st Round selection, #5 overall, the Wings selected defenseman Carey Levesque. Carey is a right shot who is tall and lanky. He is a smooth skater with good skills. Levesque has a great point shot, good hockey IQ and has great two way potential. He played for the Estevan Bantam AA Bruins last year scoring 9 goals and 10 assists with 41 pims in 34 games. Levesque also played 10 games with the Midget AA Estevan Bruins last season. Carey is from Carnduff and the younger brother of goaltender Cody Levesque, who is also a WRW draft pick; Cody made his team debut during this past season’s SJHL playoffs.

With the first selection in the 2nd Round the Wings selected left handed defenseman Teagan Koehler. Koehler played 36 total games with the Saskatoon Maniacs last season, producing 7 goals and 18 assists along with 104 pims. Koehler’s 104 pims places him 6th in the league. Teagan is intelligent with good mobility and size. Teagan has a very high ceiling and can chip in offensively while provide a strong physical presence on the back end.

With the 17th overall pick the Wings selected Forward Reed Jacobson. Reed is from Swift Current where he captained his hometown Broncos to a Provincial Title and a solid showing at the Western Bantam Championships. Jacobson produced 48 goals, 36 assists and 57 pims in 38 games. Reed plays an excellent 200 foot game, he can produce at a high level offensively due to his high end hockey sense and vision. Not only can he score but he is a good playmaker as well. Reed was the 4th highest point producer in the province combining regular season and playoff stats for 84 points. Jacobson was the province’s third highest goal scorer.

The Red Wings then selected Forward Rhett Gibson at 18th overall. The Saskatoon native played with his hometown Maniacs leading the team in scoring with 40 goals and 37 assists. Gibson’s 77 points in 36 games made him the province’s 7th highest point producer and 8th placed goal scorer. Gibson is an offensive threat, he skates well, competes. Rhett has an excellent shot with good vision and hockey IQ.

With the last pick of the 2nd Round the Wings selected forward Jesse Nash from Warman. Nash played with Western Bantam Silver Medal winning Sask Valley Vipers. Jesse produced 19 goals and 28 assists for 47 points and 62 pims in 37 overall games. Nash was also the 8th leading scorer in the Bantam Westerns in Warman, while leading the event in penalty minutes. Nash is a spark plug, he is intelligent, has an excellent motor, good skills, a good shot and can be a physical force.

The Weyburn Red Wings would like to welcome all of our draft picks to our organization!