Swift Current, SK — Two Swift Current Broncos cracked the list for the 2018 NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings released on Monday amongst North American Skaters eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft in June.
Blue liner Artyom Minulin is ranked 142nd on the in the Midterm Rankings. The 6’2, 201 lb defenceman is eighth in team scoring with eight goals and 17 assists for 25 points to go along with an effective plus-18 rating. The 1998-born product of Tyumen, RUS suited up for Team Russia at the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series and also represented Russia at the World Junior Championships in Buffalo, New York. Minulin was the Broncos first round selection, 29th overall in the 2015 CHL Import Draft.
Rookie goaltender Joel Hofer is ranked sixth amongst North American goaltenders in Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings. The Winnipeg, MB native has suited up in 13 regular season games up to this point, boasting a 5-2-0-1 record with a 2.87 goals against average and a .908 save percentage. Hofer joined the Broncos as an invite during training camp and won the spot for backup goaltending duties.
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The Broncos next game is on Tuesday, January 23rd on the road against the Spokane Chiefs. Puck drop is set for 9:00pm CT. Swift Current’s next home game is slated for Saturday, January 27th vs. the Regina Pats with puck drop at 2:30pm CT.