Swift Current, Sask. – Two Swift Current Broncos have been mentioned in NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary Players to Watch list heading into the 2024 NHL Draft.
Forward Clarke Caswell and defenceman Josh Fluker have both been given ‘C’ ratings to begin the process.
Caswell (Brandon, Man.), has played in all 13 games for the Broncos this season, scoring four goals and adding eight assists for 12 points on the year. He’s tied for second on the team in points and assists. He’s also earned one game-winning goal.
“He’s one of our most efficient forecheckers, he’s one of our more efficient defensive players,” said Head Coach Devan Praught. “He’s a very smart player and has probably produced under what he has done in games when it comes to the stat line, but he’s heating up here as of late and looking forward to him continuing that.”
SportLogic has Caswell as one of the best players on the team when it comes to passes to the slot per sixty minutes.
Fluker (Boissevain, Man.), has also played in all 13 games for the Broncos to this point in the year and has earned one goal and two assists over that stretch along with a minus-one rating. He along with Peyton Kettles are the only two defenders to have played in every game to this point.
“Josh has had great growth to his game focusing on the defensive side, really taking care of business and simplifying,” Praught said. “And he’s just an elite, world-class skater.”
SportLogic has Fluker as one of the best Broncos at defending the blue line as he has the best denial rate on the team per sixty minutes.
The 2024 NHL Draft goes in June in Las Vegas.