The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed another one of their 2018 draft class, this time inking Trey Fix-Wolansky to a three-year entry-level contract. Fix-Wolansky is currently playing for the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL, where he will remain for a playoff run.
Fix-Wolansky, 19, was selected with the 204th overall pick last June but has proven once again that he can be a difference maker at the junior level. Undrafted in his first year of eligibility, the diminutive forward recorded 89 points in 2017-18 for the Oil Kings and caught the eye of the Blue Jackets. This season has been even better, with Fix-Wolansky recording 101 points in 63 games—42 more than his nearest teammate—and battling for the title of league scoring leader.
The 5’7″ winger has some incredible hands and can pull off dazzling moves while skating at full speed, but is also willing to battle for the puck in the more physical areas. That willingness will have to come with him to the next level in 2019-20, when he is expected to make the jump to professional hockey. There are obviously still some roadblocks on the way, but seventh round picks often don’t even earn themselves NHL contracts. Fix-Wolansky is out to prove he’s more than just a junior talent and can compete at the next level.