The Red Wings drafted Sherwood Park Crusaders goaltender Carter Gylander with the 191st overall pick in this past weekend’s NHL Draft. Gylander spoke with the Sherwood Park News’s Shane Jones about being drafted by the Wings:
“Its an honour to have been selected by such a great organization and I am really excited about what the future holds for my ongoing journey to the NHL,” Gylander told the News during a break from the Red Wings development camp. “My journey is not a conventional one, for sure. It’s been a long process for sure, but I’ve been enjoying my path and I am excited for my next years to come in Sherwood Park and at Colgate University.”
The scouts didn’t have a lot to go on, but liked what they saw from the six-foot-five goalie.
“He didn’t play much but there was one night in January or February when I was out watching him play and Tyler (director of scouting Wright) was there, the big shots were out to see him,” Rick Jackson, one of Central Scouting’s Western evaluators, told Jim Matheson of Postmedia. “I’m sure he’ll be the starter for the Crusaders this season.”