2017 NHL Entry Draft

Scott Walford

SCOTT WALFORDCanada

MONTREAL • ROUND: 3 OVERALL: 68

 

Previous Team: Victoria Royals (WHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 117

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-1½ • Weight: 193 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Jan. 12, 1999 • Hometown: Coquitlam, B.C.

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Okanagan Hockey Academy (B.C. Bantam AAA/CSSHL)
WHL Bantam Draft: 2014 by Victoria (Round 1, No. 18 Overall)
WHL Debut: Jan. 2, 2015 (Victoria vs. Spokane)
First WHL Goal: March 13, 2016 (Victoria vs. Prince George)

IN THE NEWS:
Candidate for Canadian Under-18 Team
Named to Canada's World U-17 Squad
A Great Skating D-Man Goes to Victoria

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Victoria’s first-round bantam pick from 2015 rose the charts at season’s end. A thick, strong blueliner with some aggressiveness in his defending along with impressive mobility, Walford was given an expanded offensive role after Chaz Reddekopp was injured, and he ended the season scoring 14 points in his final 13 contests." (Recrutes.ca)

• "He is a powerful player that’s capable of big hits and uses his low body well to stay in front of speedy players, covering substantial ground and can be a physical force in front of the net. Walford is a sturdy player that is built thick and has good size already. ... A solid skater with good mechanics that changes direction well and shifts his weight from edge to edge in such a way that he actually appears light on his feet and makes effective pivots that don’t let him get beat east and west easily. ... When Walford occasionally carries the puck, he shows off exceptional power and top-end speed." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)