An impressive start to his Western Hockey League career has Swift Current Broncos rookie Joel Hofer on the radar of National Hockey League teams.
The 6’3’’ Hofer was the sixth ranked North American goaltender in the midterm rankings, which were released Monday.
The Winnipeg native has a 5-2-0-1 record with a 2.87 goals against average and a 0.908 save percentage in his first season on Swift Current.
Broncos defenseman Artyom Minulin is ranked 142nd amongst North American skaters. The Russian defenseman has 25 points and a plus-18 rating in 40 games during his third season with the Broncos. He also represented his country at the IIHF World Junior Championships in Buffalo.
Former Swift Current Broncos forward Riley Stotts has been ranked 88th amongst North American skaters. The former first round pick has 23 points in 22 games since being dealt to the Calgary Hitmen.