FC Rank 245
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Connor
Hvidston

Connor Hvidston is a very well-rounded and thoughtful player. His game builds from the defensive end out, and he is one of the more diligent defensive forwards in his region. He positions himself behind the puck throughout a shift and will never get caught cheating up ice. His defensive consciousness is not a trait shared…

Date of Birth
September 11, 2004
Position
Center
Height
6'1"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Tisdale, SK  
Shoots
Left
Weight
165 lbs
Draft Result
5/139 (ANA)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jun 14/22 Hvidston Connor 23970 – Swift Current vs. Prince Albert WHL by Donesh Mazloum View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Swift Current Broncos whl 18 6 16 22 1.22 4 17
2021-2022 Swift Current Broncos whl 58 13 19 32 0.55 -5 14
July 9, 2022
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July 8, 2022
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April 19, 2022
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Connor Hvidston is a very well-rounded and thoughtful player. His game builds from the defensive end out, and he is one of the more diligent defensive forwards in his region. He positions himself behind the puck throughout a shift and will never get caught cheating up ice. His defensive consciousness is not a trait shared with many of his teammates, and as a result he does a lot of the heavy lifting in his own end and sacrifices some potential offense. He does posses some latent, underlying skill, however, and could manifest more up the ice if given more opportunity offensively. He plays a simple game through the neutral zone off the rush, but as he gets deeper in the offensive zone he becomes more audacious and daring in his attacks. He possesses plus hands, impressive poise and excellent spatial awareness, which allows him dice through net-front traffic better than most. He is one of the youngest players available in the draft, and as such is quite raw. The power through his stride and efficiency in his footwork improved leaps and bounds from the start of the year, lending however, his posture still needs improvement. He has learned to sink into his edges more effectively in turns and transitions, but his straight-line stance is still upright and saps him of high-end speed. Luckily, he looks like he will be able to add a lot more lower-body power in due time. He should remain a top-six center for a team that will be a championship contender in two years, and that experience will help necessitate the growth he needs to undergo. Overall, the effort and smarts he brings to all three zones should play well at the pro level, and he’s hasn’t taken his biggest step forward yet.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide