Ironically, Khaira was once considered too small for the game, and went unselected in the WHL draft. Forced to play in the BCHL, Khaira had a breakout sophomore season with the Prince George Spruce Kings, cracking the top 10 in league scoring, while becoming the highest ranked BCHL player by NHL Scouting (74th overall).
Making the Oilers and playing with his favourite player Taylor Hall may be a ways off, but, Khaira has room to grow, both literally and figuratively. In fact, he has yet to graduate high school. This fall, Khaira will be working on his game at Michigan Tech (imagine that, a brown kid at a tech school…) while still working towards his ultimate goal: a spot in the show.