2020 NHL Draft Profile: Kaiden Guhle


Kaiden Guhle

Thanks to being the first overall pick in the 2017 WHL bantam draft, Kaiden Guhle has been in the spotlight for a while, but it hasn’t fazed him.

The slick-skating blueliner has already won a league title and played in the
Memorial Cup for the Raiders, while also earning silver with Canada at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup. “First and foremost, what I like about him is his skating ability,” said one scout. “He’s on top of the ice, has really good edges, his pivots to track and defend are very quick, and he’s got some bite to his game as well. I’ve seen him throw open-ice hits. He closes the gap really quickly. He’s defensively responsible and he has offensive upside.”