NHL Draft Midterms Ranking
One of the Mississauga Steelheads listed on the Central Scouting Rankings at #134 is Keean Washkurak. In his rookie season, Washkurak registered 15 points (6 goals, 9 assists) in 61 games with the hockey club. The 2018-19 season saw the feisty centreman compile 47 points (16 goals, 31 assists) in 66 games, nearly five times his output from the previous year. Washkurak received the Central Scouting Ranking on the heels of one of his best weekends as a Steelhead. In games against Flint, Owen Sound and Sarnia the Steelheads had a 3-0 record where he registered three points (3 assists) over three games. The Steelheads acquired Washkurak in the 2017 OHL Priority selection; taking him with the 30th overall pick.
Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team
On March 20th 2019, Keean Washkurak got a chance to showcase his game in front of Canada’s U-18 coaching staff after a stellar sophomore season with the Trout. The Waterloo, Ontario native recorded 47 points (16 goals, 31 assists) in 66 games for the Steelheads in the 2018-19 season. Washkurak made noise on NHL Draft Boards this year with his play and earned spot #134 on the NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings.
This wasn’t the first time in the Red and White for Washkurak as the centreman was a member of Team Canada Red at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. During the tournament Washkurak earned one assist over the seven games and played a part in special teams on the penalty kill unit.
Coaches Poll Categories
Keean Washkurak’s play isn’t just recognized by the Steelheads organization but other coaching staffs as well. The centreman embodied the Steelheads ‘Hardworking Hockey’ culture and took home 1st-Place in the Hardest Worker category. He earned 32 1st-Place votes, beating out Oshawa’s Kyle MacLean and Kingston’s Ryan Cranford. Washkurak, a 2019-draft eligible forward put together a solid sophomore campaign and looks to build off that momentum heading into next season.