Bankier Signs NHL Contract with Wild

Caedan Bankier has signed an NHL Entry Level Contract with the Minnesota Wild after they selected him in the third round, 86th overall at the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.

Bankier played in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) for two seasons, joining BWC Academy in 2017/18 for the U15 Prep season. He would record 28 points in 30 games and was selected in the third round, 49th overall at the 2018 Western Hockey League (WHL) Draft by the Kamloops Blazers. Bankierr would return to BWC Academy the following U18 Prep season where he would tally 53 points in 32 games.

In 2019/20 the White Rock, BC forward joined the Blazers, playing 55 games and finishing with 20 points. During the COVID-19 shortened 2020/21 season Bankier would tally 23 points in 22 games before being selected by the Wild at the conclusion of the season. In 46 WHL games this season with the Blazers Bankier has 66 points.

Bankier represented Team Canada at the 2023 World Juniors where he recorded one point in seven games, helping Canada capture a gold medal.