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WHL Concludes 2021 Prospects Draft

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WHL Concludes 2021 Prospects Draft

The Western Hockey League has concluded its annual selection process, as the 2021 Prospects Draft has officially come to a close.

214 total players were chosen by the 22 WHL member clubs, which included 119 forwards, 71 defencemen and 24 goaltenders. All players selected in the annual draft were born in the year 2006.

Alberta saw 75 players selected, while 65 players came from British Columbia. Saskatchewan was third with 41 players chosen, while Manitoba had 26 players heard their names called. Nearly 60 percent of the players selected in the opening three rounds came from Canadian Sport School Hockey League programs, including five players from Manitoba’s RINK Hockey Academy.

The Winnipeg ICE made 11 selections, while the Brandon Wheat Kings chose seven players. Of the 26 Manitobans, 11 came from the capital, Winnipeg, while three players came from Brandon.

Players of interest to Manitobans are listed below: 

1 3

Brandon

From Victoria
Elick, Charlie RD 6.02 175 01/17/2006 Edge School U18 Prep Calgary, AB
1 4

Brandon

From Moose Jaw
McQueen, Roger C 6.03.5 170 10/02/2006 Saskatoon Blazers U18 AAA Saskatoon, SK
1 6 Swift Current Caswell, Clarke C/LW 5.10 152 02/02/2006 Brandon Wheat Kings U18 AAA Brandon, MB
1 7

Swift Current

From Portland
Fluker, Josh RD 5.10 135 01/03/2006 Southwest Cougars U18 AAA Boissevain, MB
1 18 Winnipeg Woo, Jonas RD 5.09 150 11/19/2006 Winnipeg Bruins U18 AAA Winnipeg, MB
1 19 Edmonton Hodnett, Gavin C/LW 5.08 135 04/09/2006 Rink H.A. Winnipeg U18 Prep Winnipeg, MB
1 22 Brandon Hadland, Caleb LW 5.10 165 03/06/2006 Yale Hockey Academy U18 Prep Sylvan Lake, AB
2 39

Medicine Hat

From Saskatoon
McCallum, Ethan G 6.02 180 04/16/2006 Notre Dame Hounds U16 Prep Brandon, MB
3 49 Tri-City Arpin, Merrek RD 6.02 153 05/31/2006 Rink H.A. Winnipeg U18 Prep East St. Paul, MB
3 64 Brandon Klippenstein, Carter F 6.02 148 11/25/2006 Lethbridge Hurricanes U18 AAA Lethbridge, AB
3 67

Winnipeg

From Edmonton
Cooper, Miles C 5.08 145 08/04/2006 Edge School U16 Prep Calgary, AB
4 70 Swift Current Simcoe, Ethan G 6.00 150 03/02/2006 Rink H.A. Winnipeg U16 Prep Lac Du Bonnet, MB
4 81 Portland Cairns, Cole C 5.11 161 06/01/2006 Winnipeg Bruins U18 AAA Winnipeg, MB
4 84

Portland

From Saskatoon
Thompson, Alex RD 5.09 143 01/16/2006 Sioux Falls POWER 16U Winnipeg, MB
4 85 Winnipeg Moore, Hayden C/RW 5.09 155 05/19/2006 Winnipeg Bruins U18 AAA Winnipeg, MB
4 86 Brandon Rimstad, Carter RD 6.02 195 02/07/2006 OHA Edmonton U18 Prep Edmonton, AB
5 92

Regina

From Swift Current
Krestanowich, Aaron LD 6.00 175 06/02/2006 Winnipeg Wild U18 AAA Winnipeg, MB
5 97

Spokane

From Regina
Parr, Cameron LW 5.10 176 09/06/2006 Pembina Valley Hawks U18 AAA La Salle, MB
5 108 Brandon Lambert, Evan LD 6.00 155 01/31/2006 Winnipeg Bruins U18 AAA Winnipeg, MB
6 116

Winnipeg

From Moose Jaw
Marsden, Kyle RD 6.03 190 07/13/2006 Fort Sask. Rangers U18 AAA Fort McMurray, AB
6 117

Winnipeg

From Spokane
Lovsin, Oscar F 5.10 150 09/18/2006 Edge School U16 Prep Calgary, AB
6 129 Winnipeg Reagan, Carson F 5.06 144 06/07/2006 Calgary Buffaloes U18 AAA Calgary, AB
6 130

Kamloops

From Brandon
Murray, Jordan LD 5.06 116 06/20/2006 Rink H.A. Winnipeg U16 Prep Decker, MB
6 132 Everett Bear, Carter C/LW 5.10 147 11/04/2006 Winnipeg Thrashers U18 AAA West St. Paul, MB
7 137 Tri-City Bilous, Cole RD 6.02 157 01/20/2006 Winnipeg Thrashers U18 AAA Lockport, MB
7 138

Prince Albert

From Moose Jaw
Wallace, Owen RD 5.11 187 04/27/2006 Brandon Wheat Kings U18 AAA Brandon, MB
7 141 Regina Mushumanski, Dru C/RW 5.09 145 05/09/2006 Parkland Rangers U18 AAA Rossburn, MB
7 145

Red Deer

From Vancouver
Bray, Rylan LD 6.01 170 03/04/2006 Yellowhead Chiefs U18 AAA Neepawa, MB
7 152 Brandon Williamson, Drew F 5.05 135 08/17/2006 Airdrie CFR Bisons U18 AAA Wimborne, AB
8 156

Winnipeg

From Victoria
Bambrick, Chase RD 5.06 150 11/08/2006 Lethbridge Hurricanes U18 AAA Lethbridge, AB
8 165

Winnipeg

From Prince Albert
Stenvig, Noah G 6.04 165 01/16/2006 Delta Hockey Academy U17 Prep Victoria, BC
8 171 Kelowna Mackenzie, Luke C/RW 5.11 167 08/14/2006 Southwest Cougars U18 AAA Pipestone, MB
8 172

Regina

From Saskatoon
Rempel, Nicolas G 6.00 156 08/01/2006 Winnipeg Wild U18 AAA Winnipeg, MB
8 173 Winnipeg Young, Landon LD 5.07 142 04/27/2006 Edmonton MLAC U18 AAA Edmonton, AB
9 199 Edmonton Sullivan, Michael LD 6.04 190 04/14/2006 Rink H.A. Winnipeg U16 Prep Winnipeg, MB
10 204 Moose Jaw Fortin, Dimitri G 6.01 182 05/19/2006 Winnipeg Bruins U18 AAA Winnipeg, MB
10 205 Spokane Bernier, Tyler C/RW 5.11 150 06/25/2006 Winnipeg Bruins U18 AAA Winnipeg, MB
10 213 Portland Goertzen, Liam F 5.05 125 10/14/2006 Pembina Valley Hawks U18 AAA Homewood, MB
10 216 Saskatoon Kostiuk, Jackson C/LW 5.09 135 09/14/2006 Rink H.A. Winnipeg U18 Prep East St. Paul, MB
10 217 Winnipeg McIntyre, Turner F 5.04 113 08/24/2006 St. Albert Flyers U16 AAA St. Albert, AB
11 239 Winnipeg Taylor, Jagden LD 6.01 170 10/18/2006 Regina Pat Canadians U18 AAA Regina, SK

 

 

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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