Moose Jaw Warriors centre Brett Howden has found some “extra motivation” to assert himself as a first-round talent this season. NHL Central Scouting Service ranked him as a B-list prospect, which is a player pegged to go in the second or third round, even though his enticing blend of elite offensive abilities, an imposing 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame and strong work ethic led many to believe that he would fall into the A-list category.
“I don’t pay too much attention to rankings, but it’s for sure extra motivation,” says Howden, who tallied 22 goals and 46 points in 68 games last season. “The rankings change so much during the year that you can’t worry about that stuff. It’s just a little extra motivation to push harder this year.”
As the younger brother of Florida Panthers prospect and Warriors alumni Quinton Howden, the Oakbank, MB., native has had a close family member to lean on for advice during his young hockey career. He feels he owes a lot of credit to his brother for how far heRead More »from NHL draft tracker: Brett Howden, Moose Jaw Warriors