Everyone who knows Tyson Zimmer knew he was likely going to be drafted in today’s Western Hockey League draft.

That “likely” became official earlier today as he was drafted sixth overall by the Brandon Wheat Kings.

“It felt pretty awesome, I honestly don’t even have thoughts,” said Zimmer. “It was just awesome to hear my name.”

“I grew up watching Brandon all the time and my dream is to play in the WHL,” he added. “It’s also close to home so it’s going to be extra special that my family and friends will be able to come out and watch me play. It’s a really exciting day.”

Just like Tyson said before, the day you get drafted is the day that the work really begins. He’s looking forward to a strenuous workout regimen as he looks to ultimately achieve his goal of playing in the WHL.

“You can’t just not train and go there expecting good things, you have to be working hard at all times,” added Zimmer. “I’m going to be working on my mental side of the game so I can get up there as a 16-year-old. You also never want to be a fourth line guy, you always want to be an impact player so that’s what I’m working toward.”

Brandon also picked fifth overall and they took Nate Danielson.