From undrafted to impact players. Three Maritimers are finally getting the recognition they deserve.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia’s Matthew Highmore, Dieppe, New Brunswick’s Philippe Myers and Charlottetown, PEI’s Zack MacEwen journey’s in the game are extremely unique yet eerily similar.
This trio had something to prove every time they laced them up in the QMJHL.
Passion, dedication, and an unwavering desire to get to hockey’s highest level may have inspired them, but every single one of this trio needed someone to believe in them.
Someone to pound the table for them in scouting meetings. You have to earn every opportunity that comes your way when you go undrafted.
Nothing is taken for granted when it comes to those that don’t hear their name called on Draft Day.
Highmore, Myers and MacEwen have all paid their dues, have all faced tremendous adversity at different phases in their path to the NHL.
They never gave up on their dream.
Their unrelenting passion opened the door for opportunity, but all three took advantage of that opportunity and ran with it.
One has to look beyond all the numbers and stats, the common denominator of this trio’s success is simple; hard work.
Character, work ethic and pride in playing the game the right are this trio’s strongest attributes.
Highly skilled in their own right, this Maritime threesome continue to prove that there’s no substitute for dedication and work ethic.
Hard work can ultimately take you where you want to go.
Highmore, MacEwen and Myers are certainly making a name for themselves at the NHL level by bringing all the intangibles that have made them successful at every level throughout careers.
It’s a long way to the top, but this trio aren’t going anywhere.
These three have certainly carved out a niche on their respective teams.
MacEwen, Highmore and Myers’ path to the NHL will undoubtedly continue to inspire the next generation of players from this region to believe anything is possible when it comes to playing the game.
Undrafted to Impact players, this trio are certainly making the Maritimes proud.