With the seventh overall pick in the inaugural WHL U.S. Prospects Draft, the Vancouver Giants are pleased to select 2005-born defenceman Philippe Blais-Savoie (San Jose, CA).
GIANTS SELECT D-MAN PHILIPPE BLAIS-SAVOIE
Philippe Blais-Savoie’s Draft Page
Blais-Savoie, a left-handed shot, checks in at 5’10” and 150 pounds. He played for the San Jose Jr. Sharks 14U team in 2019-20 and scored 11 goals along with 11 assists for 22 points in 29 games. Nine of his 11 goals were scored five-on-five. He added 32 penalty minutes. The previous season he notched 19 goals and 22 assists for 41 points in 44 games with the San Jose Jr. Sharks 13U team.
Giants GM Barclay Parneta says, “Philippe Blais-Savoie is an offensive-minded defenceman that plays like a fourth forward. He can make plays happen off the rush.”
The Giants will make their next selection with the 38th overall pick in Round 2.
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Here’s Philippe Blais-Savoie speaking with Dan O’Connor after the draft: