WHL Prospect Watch – Nov. 28

Howden Sparks Undefeated Weekend

Florida Panthers 2010 first-rounder Quinton Howden tallied three points in two games this weekend to lead his Moose Jaw Warriors to 5-4 and 4-3 wins over Brandon on Friday and Saturday, respectively. The fourth-year player from Oak Bank, MB scored picked up a goal and an assist on Friday and two goals — including a short-handed bid — on Saturday.

His 30 points (15 goals, 15 assists) this year lead the Warriors.

Florida drafted the winger 25th-overall in last June’s draft, and Moose Jaw took him with the first-overall pick in the 2007 WHL bantam draft.

Hamilton Sinks Raiders

Future Edmonton Oilers Curtis Hamilton scored twice and assisted on another as his Saskatoon Blades handed the Prince Albert Raiders a 6-2 loss on Saturday night.

Hamilton has 17 points (7-10) in ten games this month and his 36 points on the season rank him eighth among all WHL players.

Edmonton took the Kelowna, BC native in the second round of the 2010 draft.

“He’s a dependable two-way player,” Edmonton general manager Steve Tambellini said about his draft pick, “I think [he] can play against good players, play with good players, I think he’s a player a coach can trust.”

See more of what Tambellini and Edmonton scout Stu MacGregor said about Hamilton:


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