Warriors’ Brayden Point added to Team Orr
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Brayden Point of the Moose Jaw Warriors will compete for Team Orr at the BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game hosted by the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen on Wednesday January 15, 2014.
Point is a 17-year-old Calgary native playing in his second full WHL season in Moose Jaw after being chosen 14th overall by the Warriors in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft. In 44 games this season, Point leads his club in scoring with 19 goals and 23 assists for 42 points. He becomes the first member of the Warriors to compete in the game since first round NHL Draft picks Dylan McIlrath (10th overall, New York Rangers) and Quinton Howden (25th overall, Florida Panthers) participated in the event in 2010.
Point replaces forward Sam Bennett of the Kingston Frontenacs who is unable to compete due to recent injury.
Last season’s game in Halifax, NS, featured 19 players that were selected in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft including Nathan MacKinnon of the host Mooseheads who became the 11th player since 1996 to be selected first overall after competing in this game. In the past 18 years a total of 248 players from this event have been selected in the first round of the NHL Draft representing 47% of all players selected by NHL clubs in the first round.
The BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game is proudly supported by new title partner BMO, along with associate sponsors autoTRADER.ca, Old Dutch, and SUBWAY. The game will be broadcast live on Sportsnet and TVA Sports beginning at 7:00 pm Mountain time, and is also available on the NHL Network in the United States and on Sportsnet 960 The FAN.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or by calling 1-855-985-5000, or for Group Reservations please call 1-403-777-4646.
For more information about the event please visit www.bmotopprospects.ca.
BMO and the Canadian Hockey League
BMO Financial Group and the Canadian Hockey League announced BMO as the Official Bank of the Canadian Hockey League in 2011. The four-year agreement also designates BMO as the Official Bank of each of the CHL’s member hockey leagues: the Ontario Hockey League, the Western Hockey League, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The sponsorship builds on BMO’s partnership with the CHL of more than 10 years and affirms BMO’s exclusivity as a financial services sponsor of the league in the retail banking category. It also engrains a presence with the 48 teams who currently participate in the BMO CHL Affinity MasterCard program, which enables CHL fans to support their favourite teams through a co-branded BMO/CHL credit card.
About BMO Financial Group
For more than 195 years, BMO Financial Group has believed in community reinvestment and corporate and social responsibility in the communities it serves. In 2012, BMO contributed more than $87.6 million in donations, sponsorships and events in Canada and the United States to groups, organizations and programs that help build and sustain resilient, vital and healthy communities.