Clark Bishop went to Philly for the draft and got swept up by the Hurricanes.
Bishop, an 18-year-old from St. John’s was selected 127th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday in the fifth round of the National Hockey League’s 2014 Entry Draft in Philadelphia.
It was a first-hand experience for the teenager as he and his parents, Steve and Millie, along with his brother and sister and other family members had travelled to Pennsylvania for the draft.
A six-foot-one, 185-pound centre with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, Bishop had 14 goals and 33 points last season in his second major junior season. He also played for Canada’s gold-medal winning squad at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka under-18 tournament last August and was part of the Canadian entry which claimed the bronze medal at the 2014 world under-18 championship in Finland.
Known as a strong skater and a dedicated two-way player, Bishop was an assistant captain with the Screaming Eagles as a 17-year-old.
The product of the St. John’s Privateers major midget team has two more years of junior eligibility remaining.