Keeper & Whitecloud named to NHL Playoff rosters

Both Zach Whitecloud and Brady Keeper have been named to their respective National Hockey League (NHL) team rosters ahead of the 2020 NHL Playoffs.

The pair of 1996-born defensemen spent a combined five seasons (2014-17) in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) with Keeper in OCN suiting up for the Blizzard and Whitecloud in Virden with the Oil Capitals.

Whitecloud split time between the Chicago Wolves (AHL) and Vegas Golden Knights (NHL) this past season, and was named to the Knights playoff roster after playing 16 games with the big club during the regular season.

Zach signed a 2-year contract extension in Vegas that will keep him in a Golden Knights uniform through the 2021-22 season.

After making his NHL debut with the Florida Panthers in 2019, Keeper enjoyed his first full season of professional hockey with the Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL) where he played 61 games as one of the organizations most promising defensive prospects. Keeper is one of ten defensemen named to the Florida Panthers playoff roster.