Vees played marked as the player to watch in NHL central scouting update

Vees player still on NHL list

Penticton Vees forward and captain, Fin Williams is listed on the National Hockey League’s Central Scouting bureau updated version of the Players to Watch, as of Friday afternoon. He is being looked at for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, receiving a ‘C’ grade.

Grades are given from ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ projecting where in the Draft players will be taken. An ‘A’-rated skater is slated to be a first-round selection while a ‘B’-ranked skater is slated to be picked in between the second or third round. A ‘C’-rated skater is projected to go anywhere from the fourth to seventh round of the Entry Draft.

Williams, 17, was named captain of the Vees before the inaugural Okanagan Cup tournament, while producing three goals and six assists for nine points over the span of the tournament. The BCHL champion player won the league crown with the Prince George Spruce Kings during the 2018/19 season and posted 11 goals and 20 assists for 30 points in the following year, his first full season in the BCHL.

The190-pound forward still has set his sights on the University of Michigan for his collegiate hockey career.

In total, the BCHL had three players named to the updated list that Central Scouting sent out, including Williams. Former Trail Smoke Eaters forward Kent Johnson received an ‘A’ ranking while Chilliwack Chiefs forward Sasha Teleguine is ranked as a ‘C’ skater.

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