The Chilliwack Chiefs are proud to announce they have received a commitment from 2002 born forward Kienan Draper for the 2020-21 BCHL Season. Draper, a native of Detroit, Michigan, is currently suiting up at St.Andrews College in Aurora, Ontario. The 6’1, 185 pound power forward will come to Chilliwack having already secured his NCAA future, as he will suit up for the Miami Redhawks in the NCHC. Growing up in Detroit, Draper played the majority of his hockey for the prestigious Little Caesars program.
“Kienan is a player we have scouted heavily over the past season, and we are extremely fortunate to be able to call him a Chief. He is a character individual that brings a heavy brand of hockey with him, as well as an ability to put the puck in the net.” Said Chiefs Associate Coach and Assistant GM Brad Rihela.
“As a staff, we felt strongly right from the get-go that Kienan Draper met all of the criteria for us. He processes the play extremely well, creates space for himself and his linemates, and has a high level of skill for a player with his size.” Said Chiefs Head Coach and General Manager Brian Maloney. “He will be a key part of our future here in Chilliwack, and we are extremely happy to welcome him and his family to the Chilliwack Chiefs organization.”
When Kienan was asked about choosing to come to Chilliwack, he spoke to their winning culture as a main component in his decision. “I am happy and proud to be joining the Chilliwack Chiefs. Excited to become a part of the winning culture they have sustained over the past few seasons. I feel this is a great organization for me to continue my development as a hockey player. Go Chiefs!”
Welcome to Chilliwack, Kienan and family!