Quinton Byfield Set To Make History During Tomorrow’s NHL Draft



Center Quinton Byfield of the Sudbury Wolves in the Ontario Hockey League, is ranked number two among North American skaters and certainly looks like he will become the highest-selected Black player in NHL history. Evander Kane and Seth Jones, who were both selected fourth-overall, will undoubtedly be proud of him. Byfield is the type of center teams dream about building their team around. Byfield is 6’4″ and weight 215 pounds; he plays to his size with a direct north-south style teams love to see, especially from an 18-year-old kid.

Last season with Sudbury, the Newmarket Ontario native put up 32 goals and 50 assists for 82 points in just 50 games. The big Canadian has been over a point per game player in his two seasons in the OHL and put up a McDavid like season in his rookie campaign. Whether its LA or Ottawa, someone is getting a cornerstone piece to build around for the next decade-plus.

This kid reminds me of a young Evgeni Malkin and will be a massive addition to the Kings or Senators. This kid is a pure 200-foot player, and I want to say the boys and girls of Tarps Off Hockey are proud of Quinton Byfield and wish to send him many congratulations on the eve of his history-making night. Byfield and all of those involved in the Hockey Diversity Alliance are continually showing us hockey is for everyone. Way to go, kid.

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