A dream has come true for a local hockey player.
Fort Saskatchewan's Olen Zellweger was selected 34th overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.
NHL Central Scouting praised his skill.
"His skating ability creates havoc for the other team. Very good puck game."
In May, he won a gold medal with Team Canada at the World U18 Hockey Championships in Texas.
Zellweger currently plays with the Everett Silvertips of the WHL. The lefty defenceman had 13 points through 11 games in a pandemic-shortened 2020-21 season.
The 17-year-old isn't the only Fort Saskatchewan connection to be picked in the draft -- former Fort Saskatchewan Rangers' goalie Sebastian Cossa was selected 15th overall by Detroit and Colton Dach was taken 62nd by the Chicago Blackhawks.
Zellweger talked with MIX 107's Justin Pautonnier shortly after winning the World U18 Championship back in May. You can listen to the chat here.