2017 NHL Entry Draft

Leon Gawanke

LEON GAWANKEGermany

WINNIPEG • ROUND: 5 OVERALL: 136

 

Previous Team: Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 186

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-1 • Weight: 179 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: May 31, 1999 • Hometown: Berlin, Germany

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Berlin Polar Bears (Germany U16/U18)
CHL Import Draft: 2016 by Cape Breton (Round 2, No. 69 Overall)
QMJHL Debut: Sept. 23, 2016 (Cape Breton vs. Bathurst)
First QMJHL Goal: Nov. 5, 2016 (Cape Breton vs. Baie-Comeau)

IN THE NEWS:
Enjoying a New Life in Canada (in German)
Among Germany's Top Junior Defensemen
Led Berlin to Junior Title Game (in German)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Defensively, he will need to work on his positioning, as he seems to be on the wrong side of the puck at times. He does a good job one-on-one, keeping his stick active and being aggressive in his gap control, not giving a lot of room for forwards when making zone entries. He’s a smart defenseman who is very steady on the back end. He sees the ice really well and makes a good, hard first pass out of his zone. He has a good, hard low shot from the point that he likes to use on the power play." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)