By Jensen, Randy on May 2, 2020.
The Lethbridge Hurricanes have announced the signing of 2005-born defenceman Noah Chadwick to a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement.
Chadwick, 14, was selected in the second round (38th overall) in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. The product of Saskatoon, Sask., appeared in 21 games in 2019-20 with the Saskatoon Stallions Bantam AA where he totaled 42 points (9g-33a) along with four penalty minutes.
“His hockey sense is really, really high and he’s going to be one of those guys that can run a power play eventually in our league,” said Hurricanes general manager Peter Anholt in a release. “I think any time you can those types of players, it’s going to be a good add for your back end.
“We really like what he brings; he’s a good-sized kid already and the way he can move the puck and defend, he’s got an all-around game and he’s going to be a good fit for us.”
Chadwick, who is the younger brother of Saskatoon Blades prospect Ethan Chadwick, finished second in scoring among defencemen on the Stallions last season while finishing sixth in overall team scoring with his 42 points. In two seasons with the Stallions, he skated in 51 regular season games collecting 55 points (16g-39a) and six penalty minutes.
Chadwick joins first-round pick Cole Miller as they two players so far from the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft to sign with the Hurricanes.