This week in our Future Fish Friday features, we take a look at centre Keean Washkurak, who was drafted by the Steelheads in the second round, 30th overall of the 2017 OHL Priority Selection.
Weight: 159 lbs
Hometown: Waterloo, Ont.
Previous Team: Waterloo Wolves Bantam AAA
Captain of the Waterloo Wolves Bantam AAA, Washkurak averaged more than a point-per-game last season. Scoring 34 goals and 41 assists for 81 points in 76 games played, adding another 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in 15 playoff games. Washkurak models his game after Chicago Blackhawks captain, Jonathan Toews.
Childhood hockey idol: Jonathan Toews
Favourite pre-game meal: Pasta and chicken
Favourite non-hockey athlete: Lebron James
One thing people don’t know about me: I like country music
Favourite NHL team: Los Angeles Kings
Washkurak, who describes himself as “a two-way centre that works hard,” will be joined by Waterloo teammates Cal Christner and Kurtis Goodwin, who were also selected by the Steelheads in this year’s Priority Selection.