The Red Deer Rebels celebrate Jayden Grubbe's first goal of the 2020-21 WHL season. Friday was the Rebels' home opener and the first game of the shortened 24-game season, which will include only Alberta teams. (Photo by Rob Wallator/ Red Deer Rebels)

UPDATED: Red Deer Rebels Jayden Grubbe, Kyle Masters selected in 2021 NHL Entry Draft

The Rebels’ captain was selected 65th overall

Two Red Deer Rebels have officially been drafted into the National Hockey League.

Rebels captain Jayden Grubbe was selected by the New York Rangers in the third round of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft Saturday. The six-foot-two, 200-pound centre was selected with the 65th overall pick.

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Grubbe, a Calgary native, played just five games this past Western Hockey League season, after suffering a knee injury. He scored one goal and added two assists in his limited time this year. The year before, Grubbe’s rookie season, he scored six goals and 29 points in 57 games.

Rebels defenceman Kyle Masters was also drafted Saturday. He was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the fourth round of the draft – 118th overall.

The six-foot-one, 175-pound Edmonton native had 10 assists in 20 games this past season. The prior season, his rookie year in the WHL, he scored two goals and added an assist in 24 games.



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