Brayden Tracey needed little time to adjust to life in the WHL, wrapping up his rookie season with the Moose Jaw Warriors with 36 goals and 81 points to lead all league freshmen in goals, assists, and points as he claimed the Jim Piggott Trophy as the WHL Rookie of the Year. On the international stage, the Calgary native joined Team Canada at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship where he impressed with seven points in as many games.
According to NHL Central Scouting, Tracey models his game after Chicago Blackhawks superstar and London Knights graduate Patrick Kane. After ranking 73rd among North American skaters at the midterm, the up-and-coming left-wing put together a dominant second half that saw him climb 52 spots to sit 21st in NHL Central Scouting’s Final Draft Rankings. With an eye toward the pro ranks, Tracey’s offseason goal is to improve his skating speed.
“Tracey has amazing stick skills that make him a legit one-on-one threat,” writes Sportsnet’s Sam Cosentino. “He has a tricky release and an ability to see the ice well.”