Eli Lichtenwald (Nipawin) - Anaheim Ducks
Blake Tatchell (Battlefords) - Winnipeg Jets
Brenden Kotyk (Humboldt) - Chicago Blackhawks
Michael Young (Flin Flon) - San Jose Sharks
Rylan Schwartz (Notre Dame) - San Jose Sharks
Brody Hoffman (Nipawin) - Chicago Blackhawks
Taran Kozun (Nipawin) - Washinton Capitals
Cole Wilson (Flin Flon) - Washington Capitals
Flin Flon Bombers, D
A four year college career is in the books for former Flin Flon Bombers' defenseman Michael Young. The 6-foot-3 Calgary product had 68-points in 148 career NCAA Division I games with the University of Nebraska-Omaha, including a career-best 22 in 37 games as a captain in his senior year. Young, along with ex-Notre Dame Hound Rylan Schwartz, took part in Developement Camp with the San Jose Sharks in early July. Young had 125-points in 154 SJHL games, which included a 20-goal campaign as a 19-year-old in 2008-09.
Moose Jaw Canucks
Willie Desjardins cut his teeth in the SJHL with the Moose Jaw Canucks in the mid-1970's, and spring-boarded from there to a professional and university playing and coaching career, that's now landed him as an NHL bench boss. Desjardins has been named Head Coach of the Vancouver Canucks, following the firing of John Tortorella. Desjardins won an AHL Calder Cup with the Texas Stars this past season, and also has a Western Hockey League ring with the Medicine Hat Tigers, who he guided from 2002 to 2011.
Humboldt Broncos, Coach/GM
The SJHL salutes Dean Brockman for 17 years of service with the Humboldt Broncos. After 7 years as an Assistant and 10 more as Head Coach & GM, Brockman is joining the WHL's Saskatoon Blades as an Assistant Coach under new Coach/GM Bob Woods. Brockman was Bob Beatty's Assistant when the Broncos won the SJHL and Royal Bank Cups in 2003, and led them to three straight league titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009, including another RBC Championship in 2008 in Cornwall, Ontario.