On Saturday, The Vancouver Giants announced the signing of four draft picks from the 2022 Prospects Drafts. First round picks Cameron Schmidt, Aaron Obobaifo, and Jakob Oreskovic along with third round pick Colton Alain joined the Giants organization.

Cameron Schmidt- 7th Overall- Forward

Cameron Schmidt spent last season with the Rink Academy Kelowna U15 program. In 13 games, he recorded 25 goals and added 16 assists for 41 points, and added 38 penalty minutes. He also played three games with the U18 team, recording two goals.

“It’s an incredible honour to sign with the Vancouver Giants and to start this new chapter of my hockey career. I’m looking forward to meeting my new teammates and taking part in my first WHL Training Camp.”

WHL players Schmidt looks up to include Logan Stankoven, Bowen Byram and Nico Myatovic

Aaron Obobaifo- 19th Overall- Forward

Aaron Obobaifo played in 52 games with Shattuck St. Mary’s 14U AAA team where he recorded 44 goals and 47 assists for 91 points.

“It’s very exciting to sign today with the Vancouver Giants. A lot of great players have come through this organization and I can’t wait to get started. My family and I are grateful for the opportunity.”

WHL players Obobaifo looks up to include Jake Neighbours, Logan Stankoven and Dylan Guenther

Jakob Oreskovic- 22nd Overall- Forward

Jakob Oreskovic spent last season with the Delta Hockey Academy’s U15 Prep Green program. In 28 games, he recorded 19 goals and 27 assists.

“I’m very excited to sign with my hometown WHL team. I’ve grown up watching the Vancouver Giants play, and I’m honoured to have the opportunity to put on a Giants jersey and begin the next step of my hockey career.”

WHL Players Oreskovic looks up to include Bowen Byram, Fabian Lysell and Cole Shepard

Colton Alain- 54th Overall- Defence

Colton Alain scored 16 goals and added 16 assists for 32 points in 30 games for the Pacific Coast Academy’s U15 Prep Program last season.

“I’m grateful to the Vancouver Giants organization for the opportunity, and I’m excited to officially commit to the Vancouver Giants today. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to take the ice for Training Camp with my new teammates in the fall.”

WHL Players Alain looks up to include Colton Roberts and Ty Halaburda

By Adam Kierszenblat

Covering the Vancouver Giants for the Area 51 Sports Network

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