Wheat Kings forward Kaspick signs with St. Louis Blues
Brandonite Tanner Kaspick signed his first professional hockey contract Monday as the Brandon Wheat Kings center inked a three-year entry-level deal with the NHL’s St. Louis Blues.
The Wheat Kings were fortunate enough to draft the hometown star in the second round, 25th overall, of the 2013 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. Kaspick came up through the minor hockey organization in Brandon, Man. playing last for the Midget AAA Wheat Kings in the 2013-14 season.
Since scoring in his WHL debut in December 2013, Kaspick has played a critical role in the success of the Wheat Kings’ franchise. In 160 WHL regular season games, Kaspick has recorded 35 goals and 98 points while adding 133 penalty minutes.
The 2015-16 season was a memorable one for Kaspick, that saw his role increase as the Wheat Kings won the Ed Chynoweth Cup, advancing to the 2016 Mastercard Memorial Cup. In June, the 6-foot-1, 206-pound forward heard his name called at the 2016 NHL Draft by the Blues, who selected him in the fourth round with 119th pick.
In addition to being a WHL Champion, Kaspick has won gold at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament while representing Canada.
Through four games with the Wheat Kings this season, Kaspick has a pair of goals and four points. He’s also won 50 face-offs.
Kaspick has also played in 37 WHL playoff games, scoring six goals and 15 points. Three of those goals have counted as game-winners.
Brandonite Tanner Kaspick has just signed an NHL contract with the @StLouisBlues! Congratulations @TKaspick16! #BWKFamily #bdnmb pic.twitter.com/4fvcnxr2CF
— Brandon Wheat Kings (@bdnwheatkings) October 2, 2017