No. 2: RW Kole Lind (Kelowna, WHL)
After being named to the WHL team for the Canada-Russia series, forward Kole Lind had himself an outstanding night against the Portland Winterhawks in WHL action. Lind recorded a goal and three assists and was named the game’s third star.
It’s great pleasure to know that Lind did this against a Winterhawks team with top prospects Cody Glass and Keiffer Bellows.
Lind now has 22 points, eight of them goals, in a dozen games.
He is the most dominant right winger in the WHL by far and is now in the top-ten in WHL scoring, even higher if considering his production on a points-per-game basis.
After the Canucks signed Jonah Gadjovich the week before, news is that they are now going to sign the other second-round pick from the 2017 draft, Kole Lind, to an NHL contract. The Canucks currently have 46 players under contract, meaning they will be able to acquire a maximum of three players after they sign Lind to an entry-level deal.
The Canada-Russia series will be played in the first two weeks of November. Lind, Gadjovich and netminder Michael DiPietro will all be in action against Russia.