Two Chilliwack Chiefs were selected during the second day of the 2020 National Hockey League Draft.
Forward Kienan Draper’s name was called by the Detroit Redwings in the seven-round (187th overall) while Ethan Bowen went to the Anaheim Ducks 207th overall.
In Draper’s first two exhibition games with the Chiefs, the Detroit native already has 5 points (4g,1a).
Draper is no stranger to Redwings hockey, his father Kris won four Stanley Cups during his 20-year career with the club. His father now serves as the team’s director of amateur scouting.
“Kris and I had a brief conversation about it recently. Initially, I said ‘are you sure you want to put your son in that position?’ Ultimately my answer to him was ‘your obligation is to do what you think is the right thing for the Detroit Redwings and I trust your judgment.’ And I know that he did that,” said Detroit’s General Manager Steve Yzerman.
Bowen, entering his third full season with the Chiefs, has 3 points (2g,1a) in the two exhibition games so far. The Chilliwack product has played 102 career games with his hometown, tallying 70 points (31g, 39a). He is committed to the University of North Dakota.
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