Spokane Chiefs goaltender Dawson Weatherill cracked the recently updated National Hockey League Central Scouting “Players to Watch” list, joining five of his teammates as potential draft selections for next summer’s 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
The list is a compilation of top prospects from all major development leagues throughout North America and Europe. It is broken down by “A”, “B” or “C” rating, with the “A” designation indicating a potential first-round selection. “B” ratings predict second or third-round picks and “C” indicate players with fourth to sixth-round grades.
Weatherill, a 6-foot-4 goalie acquired by the Chiefs in a trade with the Red Deer Rebels earlier this season, earned a “C” rating to join forwards Kailer Yamamoto (A), Jaret Anderson-Dolan (B), Ethan McIndoe (C), Pavel Kousal (C) and Jake McGrew (C).
Originally from Red Deer, Alberta, Weatherill was a second round pick by the Rebels in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft. He has appeared in 12 games for Spokane so far this season, posting a 2.94 GAA and .899 SV% with a 4-4-2-1 record.
Spokane looks to bounce back on Friday and Saturday night at Spokane Arena as they host the Calgary Hitmen and Kamloops Blazers. It will be Avista “Way To Save” & Glow Stick Giveaway Night on Friday as the first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive glow sticks courtesy of Avista. Saturday night is Fred Meyer Shop With The Chiefs Night as one lucky fan will walk away with a $1,000 shopping spree to Fred Meyer.
Tickets for Friday and Saturday night, as well as all Chiefs home games, are available in-person at the Chiefs’ Ticket Office, over the phone at 509-535-PUCK and online at ticketswest.com or spokanechiefs.com.