Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman Abram Wiebe heard his name called this Friday at the 2022 National Hockey League entry draft.
The Vegas Golden Knights selected the Mission product in the seventh round (209th overall) in Montreal.
“We can’t even describe how happy we are for Abram and his family. This is a young man that always puts the work in on the ice, is always volunteering and giving back in the community, and has earned everything he has,” said Chiefs Associate Head Coach and Assistant GM Brad Rihela.
For Wiebe, he says it’s a moment he will never forget.
“It was absolutely surreal. I could not be more excited to join such an amazing organization. I want to thank my friends, coaches and especially my family for helping me get to this point,” said Wiebe.
The 6’3 blueliner has played two seasons with the Chiefs and was named a BCHL Second-Team All-Star this past year after notching 31 points in 54 games to lead his team in points from the back end.
“His future is bright and we look forward to continuing to help him in his development this coming season before he goes to North Dakota in 23-24,” said Rihela.