A trio of Red Deer Rebels has caught scouts’ eyes ahead of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.
Jayden Grubbe, Kyle Masters and Christoffer Sedoff all cracked the NHL Central Scouting Players to Watch list, each received a C-grade. C-rated prospects are projected to be selected anywhere from the fourth-sixth round of the NHL Draft.
Grubbe, 17, a six-foot-two, 192-pound centre, posted six goals and 29 assists in 57 games in his WHL rookie season. Grubbe also played for Canada at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge, recording two goals and an assist in five games. He won bronze with Team Alberta at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, in Red Deer.
Masters, 17, a five-foot-11, 155-pound blueliner posted two goals and three assists in 24 games with the Rebels. He missed the majority of his first WHL campaign with a lower-body injury that he suffered at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge. He also won bronze with Team Alberta at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, in Red Deer.
Sedoff is a second-year draft eligible blueliner after being passed over in the 2020 NHL Draft this fall. The 18-year-old Finnish defenceman anchored the Rebels blueline most of last year, posting five goals and 14 assists in 61 games.
The 2021 draft, which is still without a set date, is expected to take place sometime next summer.