With the 30th overall pick in the 2019 MJHL Draft, the Waywayseecappo Wolverines used that choice to select Centre, Cade Zaplitny from the Bantam AAA Winnipeg Sharks.
Like many other players, the 2004-born draft pick from East St. Paul, Manitoba was unsure of where he sat leading into the draft but that uncertainty was wiped away when the organization selected Zaplitny in the third round.
“I woke up and was hoping I would get drafted,” Zaplitny shared. “When I saw the Wolverines picked me I was very excited. I was hoping but I wasn’t sure, I was just really happy when it happened.”
“I’ve always looked up to my parents, they have helped me with everything and have gotten me to this point, so I look up to them.”
Last season with the Bantam AAA Winnipeg Sharks, the young forward scored 12 goals and 13 assists in 27 games. Zaplitny described his game and what his goals are heading into the coming season.
“I’m more of a playmaker, pass-first player. I think I’m a pretty good defensive forward. Well, I’m going to be training quite a bit, going on the ice a bit and I’m hoping to make the Winnipeg Thrashers next year,” Zaplitny concluded.
When asked which player in the National Hockey League that he likes to model his game after, Zaplitny noted Mark Scheifele as someone who he tries to emulate.