Brayden Tracey.
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NHL Entry Draft 2019

Extra season in Midget boosted confidence, IQ for Tracey to make an impact

Brayden Tracey of the Moose Jaw Warriors has wasted little time making an impact on the Western Hockey League.

After all, the 17-year-old waited an extra year to do so.

Tracey, who led all WHL freshmen — commandingly — with 81 points (36 goals, 45 assists) this season, is flourishing after spending an extra season with the Calgary Northstars Midget AAA program last season.

It was a wait worth enduring.

“I got a lot of confidence with the puck,” Tracey said. “My IQ went up. I did a lot of power skating last year. I think with all that being said, I think it worked out pretty well, gaining a lot of confidence coming into the WHL.

“It’s a big step and it’s something you have to have.”

Tracey, understandably, has that.

He is among the league’s top-15 scorers after all.

And, it worked for Jayde

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