Geordie Wudrick, the Kings’ third-round pick at No. 88, is a left winger from Swift Current in the WHL. On his bio on the team’s website, it says Wudrick “looks up to NHL players Sidney Crosby, Eric Staal, and Anze Kopitar.” Wudrick had 20 goals and 24 assists in 66 games with Swift Current last season.
Hockey’s Future’s analysis: “Established himself as a confident handler of the puck. He continues to develop a nose for the net, showing little hesitation to aggressively drive through traffic to create scoring opportunities.”
Here’s what Wudrick told his hometown paper, the Southwest Booster:
“To tell you truth all of the different rankings have me all over the place right now. I know Central Scouting has me about 71st among North Americans. Hockey News and ISS rating all have me about 50th overall. I am thinking that it is so wide open that I could go anywhere from possibly late first round to third of fourth but who knows.”
“It is going to be a pretty exiting time and I am trying not to get too stressed out about whether I go first, second, third or fourth round it is just going to be an exiting time. I am just going to be there just in case any teams want to do any last minute interviews just for convenience purposes that way.”
“I am living here in North Vancouver by myself right now and working out right in downtown Vancouver with a couple of trainers that I have been working with over the past couple of summers. Just working on things that obviously I need to get better at like upper body strength and getting faster. I am working on all my skills on-ice a couple of times a week as well.”