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Carter Yakemchuk Profile

Carter Yakemchuk
Ht/Wt: 6' 3"/190 lbs
Position: RHD
Team: Calgary (WHL)

Carter Yakemchuk's Player Profile

Rachel Doerrie - ESPN - April 2nd: "One of the oldest players in the draft class, Yakemchuk has a highlight reel that's a mile long featuring goals and big hits, but it comes with a lot of risk. Yakemchuk is not only one of the highest-scoring defensemen in the draft, but he's also one of the most penalized."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - March 25th: "He also protects the puck really well for a defenseman, which allows him to make the most of his decisions to involve himself in the play around the offensive zone, holding pucks past and away from reaching defenders and occasionally dazzling one-on-one. Its not uncommon to see him take a puck to the inside off the wall."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - March 13th: "With good size, deft puck handles and a wicked shot, he resembles a skilled power forward. Instead, hes an high-end offensive defenceman."

Corey Pronman - The Athletic - March 12th: "He can make stops due to his feet, length and strong physicality but his defensive play and consistency can use work. Yakemchuk has star potential and projects to be a major minutes player in the NHL with a lot of offensive upside."

Steven Ellis - Daily Faceoff - March 9th: "I had my doubts heading into the season, but theyre mostly erased now. The 6-foot-3 defenseman is so smart, hes an excellent skater and he has tremendous offensive instincts."

Peter Baracchini - The Hockey Writers - March 7th: "He plays at a great level of pace as a modern-day puck-moving defenseman, but its his decision-making with the puck and thinking at a quick rate that stands out. He can easily take control of a shift and attack with such force."

Mike Morreale - NHL.com - March 1st: "Now in his third season in the league, the 18-year-old is positionally sound, knows where to go to make himself available, has an advantageous reach and is good in battles along the boards."

Carter Yakemchuk's Stats

Carter Yakemchuk Videos

Carter Yakemchuk 2023-24 Scoring Highlights

#26 Carter Yakemchuk (DY) Shift-by-Shift 28.11.23 WHL - Calgary Hitmen

Tempo WHL Player of the Week Carter Yakemchuk (January 29, 2024)

WHL Highlight of the Night - December 1, 2023

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