Moose Jaw hockey product Jaxsen Wiebe’s dreams came true on Thursday afternoon, as he signed on the dotted line to become the newest member of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Anaheim Ducks.
Wiebe signed a three-year entry-level contract with the big club while in Prince George, BC alongside his family and billets.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Anaheim Ducks organization after signing my first NHL contract,” said Wiebe in a WHL press release on Thursday. “It is a great opportunity with all of the young talent they have there, and I am eager for the journey ahead.”
The Moose Jaw Minor Hockey product is in his final season in the Western Hockey League. This season with the Prince George Cougars and Edmonton Oil Kings, Wiebe has notched 31 points in 34 games. Twenty-seven of those points have come in a Cougars uniform following a trade from Edmonton to Prince George in late November.
Last season, he was a member of the WHL Championship-winning Edmonton Oil Kings, who punched their ticket to the 2022 Memorial Cup in Saint John, NB in early June.
He led the Oil Kings in scoring in the four-team tournament with three goals and four points, which included a hat-trick against the host Sea Dogs.
While in Moose Jaw, Weibe played for the U15 AA Warriors for two seasons and put up 70 points in 57 games, before moving on to play for the U18 AAA Generals (Now the Moose Jaw WINMAR U18 AAA Warriors) for one season in 2017-18 and notched 16 points in 41 games.
The 6-foot-2, 209-pound forward was drafted by the Red Deer Rebels in the WHL and Nipawin Hawks in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL)
In a full season with the Hawks in 2018-19, he put up 26 points in 48 games. The following season in a shortened COVID-19 season Wiebe was called up to Red Deer and played 21 games picking up three points in that span.
In the 2021-22 season, Wiebe was traded to Edmonton and joined a very strong Oil Kings roster. He instantly became a leader being named an assistant captain and having a great season putting up 36 points in the regular season and eight in the playoffs.
In late November, the Moose Jaw kid was traded to Prince George, BC, where he currently plays.
He has amassed 95 points in 171 WHL regular season and playoff games with Red Deer, Edmonton, and Prince George.