When they get on the ice, the Moose Jaw Warriors have a few players to watch for the 2021 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
Ryder Korczak is one of 36 Western Hockey League players recognized by NHL Central Scouting for next year's draft and is one of five players from the WHL with an A rating.
Korczak was acquired from the Calgary Hitmen at the 2019 WHL bantam draft as part of a trade that sent Jett Woo to Calgary. Originally from Yorkton, Korczak was a second-round pick by the Hitmen in the 2017 bantam draft and improved on his 15 points as a rookie with the Hitmen to a team-leading 49 assists and 67 points with the Warriors in 2019-2020.
An A rating means the player is considered a potential first-round candidate, a B rating indicates second to third round and C rating is fourth to sixth round.
Fellow Warriors Eric Alarie at left wing was a B and Cole Jordan on defence is a C prospect. Alarie was a first-round selection by the Warriors in the 2018 bantam draft and shifting to the wing last year, came up with seven goals and 14 assists for 21 points in 61 games for the Warriors.
Last season was Jordan's first year in the Western Hockey League, and fighting injuries, he scored a goal and six assists in 38 games.