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Blyth Academy Celebrates NHL and NBA Draft Success!

Blyth Academy Celebrates NHL and NBA Draft Success!

At the end of June, both the 2024 NHL and 2024 NBA draft brought exciting news for Blyth Academy as four former student-athletes achieved remarkable milestones. These talented individuals are set to make their mark in the world of professional hockey and basketball.

Meet Our Draftees: 

  Zach Edey, selected 9th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies
★   Zayne Parekh, selected 9th overall by the Calgary Flames
★   Kevin He, selected 109th overall by the Winnipeg Jets. Kevin’s selection as the 2nd Chinese-born player ever drafted, and the highest pick, is historic. His determination and passion inspire us all 
★   Ty Henry, selected 163rd overall by The Chicago Blackhawks 

"Blyth Academy is extremely proud of the four former students that heard their name called in their respective drafts this week. To have players picked in the top 10 across two major sports in the same year is a testament to the hard work and commitment of the students and staff at our campus. As the School for Elite Athletes, it is a huge honor to see former students reach the pinnacle of their sport, and we are so pleased to congratulate Zach, Zayne, Kevin, and Ty on their incredible accomplishments. We know there are many more to come. Congratulations, gentlemen! We cannot wait to see you in the big leagues!"

- Markus Leikkari, Guidance and Athletic Manager, Blyth Academy Downsview Park 

Congratulations to these outstanding athletes as they embark on their professional careers. Their success reflects the unwavering support of our school community. 

Learn more about how Blyth Academy supports Elite Athletes: 

Elite Athletics at Blyth Academy 

Downsview Park Campus 

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