The Blades selected Thrower with the 30th overall pick in the 2008 bantam draft. Known for his offensive skills, Thrower scored the overtime winner in the B.C. midget AAA championship series for the Northwest Vancouver Giants.
Nice story on his way up and the battles he faced.
Great pick...here is McCagg's scouting report on Thrower from another thread:
"Thrower..he's got issues defensively though, gets burned a lot at this point. Plus he's a late birthday, and is undersized for a defenceman, and needs work on his pivoting and agility. You have to love his grit and shot though"