Medicine Hat, AB — The NHL Central Scouting released their final rankings ahead of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft today.
Rookie goaltender Garin Bjorklund was ranked fifth among North American Goaltenders while sophomore forward Lukas Svejkovsky was ranked 165th among North American Skaters.
In his first season with the Orange and Black, Bjorklund posted a 20-5-1-0 record, a 2.91 GAA and a 0.897 SAV%. The 17-year-old Calgary product was drafted in the first round, 21st overall by the Tabbies in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. He made two appearances in the 2018-19 season as an affiliate goaltender and won both games, posting a 2.50 GAA and a 0.909 SAV%.
Svejkovsky was acquired by the Tigers December 7, 2019, along with veteran defenceman Dylan Plouffe from the Vancouver Giants. The 17-year-old Point Roberts, WA native is in his first year of draft eligibility since he has a late birthday. Svejkovsky suited up for 34 games with the Tabbies scoring 13 goals and collecting 15 assists. Between the Giants and the Tigers, Svejkovsky had 38 points (18G, 20A) in 52 games played.
The Medicine Hat Tigers would like to congratulate Garin and Lukas and wish them both the best of luck in this year’s NHL Entry Draft.