Victoria Grizzlies Boast Three 2019 NHL Draft Picks

The Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL) were well represented at the 2019-20 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver on June 21-22, 2019, with three players hearing their names called.

Alex Newhook- 16th overall selection by the Colorado Avalanche

Leading the way was the highly-touted prospect, Alex Newhook, who was selected 16th-overall in the first round by the Colorado Avalanche. Perhaps not a huge surprise to see his name called, Newhook was expected to be a first-round selection as far back as the BCHL Showcase, and he was on the Colorado Avalanche’ radar throughout the regular season.

The 18-year-old Newhook came into the draft ranked 13th overall among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting. He led the BCHL in scoring over the 2018-19 season with 102 points and was named the league’s MVP.

Alexander Campbell- 65th overall selection by the Nashville Predators

Perhaps slightly overshadowed this season by the attention applied to Newhook, Alexander Campbell was not to be outdone and put together a stellar 2018-19 season to set himself up for success heading into the Entry Draft.

The 2019 BCHL Rookie of the Year averaged 1.26 points per game last season, posting 21 goals, 46 assists for 67 points in 53 games. Campbell was the 65th selection overall, in the third round, picked by the Nashville Predators on the second day of the draft. He joins former BCHLer, Dante Fabro.

Alexander Campbell is committed to Clarkson University.

Carter Berger – 106th overall selection by the Florida Panthers

Carter Berger was drafted 106th overall by the Florida Panthers at the 2019-20 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver.

Berger led all defenseman in the BCHL in scoring during the 2018-19 season with 27 goals. He added 36 assists for 63 points in 54 games.

In his third Junior season, Berger was named a BCHL First Team All-Star.