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Sport Chek Prospect Profile: Brett Howden

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators


  • Position: Centre
  • Date of birth: March 29, 1998
  • Shoots: Left
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 193 lbs
  • 2015-16 team: Moose Jaw, WHL

Scouting Report

"NHL Central Scouting Service ranked him as a B-list prospect, which is a player pegged to go in the second or third round, even though his enticing blend of elite offensive abilities, an imposing 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame and strong work ethic led many to believe that he would fall into the A-list category." - Kelly Friesen, Yahoo Sports


  • Drafted 5th overall by the Moose Jaw Warriors in the WHL Bantam Draft in 2013
  • Tied for 2nd in scoring for Moose Jaw during the 2015-16 WHL playoffs with 15 points in 10 games.
  • Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2015-16 Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
  • Younger brother of Florida Panthers' 2010 first round pick Quinton Howden.

Howden happy following in brother's footsteps

"You're always thinking about it and it's in the back of your head. I try to just not worry about it and just play hockey and have fun. I think if I'm having fun and not worrying about it I'm playing better. I just try to leave it out of my head and worry about the task at hand." - Brett Howden

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