Congrats to Broncos forward Glenn Gawdin who followed Jake DeBrusk’s big moment Friday by getting his name called by the St. Louis Blues on Saturday in the 4th round. In a draft as deep as this one it really doesn’t matter where you’re picked it matters what you do after you get the opportunity. Gawdin doesn’t have to look any further than recent Broncos Cody Eakin and Adam Lowry to see what players taken in this range of the draft can do if they keep improving.
Gawdin to me was a no-brainer pick in that spot of the draft. Ever since I first saw him in camp you could see he was a guy who carried himself like a hockey player and had all the tools to be successful. He has a well-rounded game because he has the physical ability to compete in all aspects of the sport and as he continues to major physically/mentally the ceiling is very high for him. What makes him a good pick on top of that is that the floor is high also. This is a player that at the very least should be a well rounded pro while very much could one day be a contributing top six forward.
Since we did the same for Jake DeBrusk after he was drafted now we take a look back at Glenn Gawdin’s development to draft day…
- Gawdin and Jamie Porter interviews on his bantam draft day
- Article on Gawdin after the Broncos drafted him
- Gawdin signs WHL contract
- Porter talks Gawdin
- Gawdin talks Contract
- Gawdin interview on U16s
- Gawdin called up
- Gawdin called up again
- Shaw’s Inside Edge with DeBrusk and Gawdin fall 2013
- Gawdin ready for U17 opportunity
- Gawdin scores again at U17s
- Gawdin helps Team Pacific to U17 Silver
- Broncos’ Gawdin taking the next step
- OT winner in Victoria
- Four point night against Saskatoon
- Gawdin and DeBrusk set for CHL Prospects Game
- Gawdin named to U18 roster
- Final NHL Central Scouting Rankings
- Shaw’s Inside Edge on the NHL Draft
- Gawdin leads U18s to Bronze
- WHL Prospect Profile
- Drafted by St. Louis
- Blues blog talks Gawdin
It’s been an exciting few years for the Broncos at the NHL draft. In the last two years alone two first round picks, two third round picks and a fourth round pick. On top of that Colby Cave signed with Boston and now Carter Rigby has been invited to Minnesota’s development camp next month. I heard them talk on Sportsnet about Swift Current being “hard to get to” for NHL scouts. That hasn’t been the case in recent years and if they keep pumping out prospects like this we will continue to see a full scout room at the Credit Union iPlex.
Later this week I’ll have some interviews with the drafted guys, some European draft talk tomorrow and a couple of other player interviews before the week is over. It’s been a busy couple weeks of Broncos news and will only continue tomorrow as we see what’s happening with the imports.