The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club is proud to announce that first year import forward Egor Babenko has been listed as a ‘C’ skater in the latest NHL Central Scouting Players to Watch for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
A ‘C’ rating
indicates that Babenko could potentially be taken in the NHL Draft from rounds
four to six.
In his first year with the Hurricanes, Babenko has collected 22
points (12g-10a) in 23 games so far this season. The 18-year-old from Tyumen,
Russia was selected fifth overall in the CHL Import Draft in June. In 53 games
in the Russian junior league last year, Babenko tallied 50 points (27g-23a) in
53 games with Ladia Togliatti.
Babenko is the only Hurricanes listed and is
one of 51 WHL skaters to make the list.
The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will take
place from June 24-25 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo.
(Hurricanes Media Relations)