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31 Manitobans Chosen at 2022 WHL Draft, Wheat Kings, ICE Make 23 Picks

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31 Manitobans Chosen at 2022 WHL Draft, Wheat Kings, ICE Make 23 Picks

Thursday marked the Western Hockey League’s annual prospects draft, to which 240 total players were selected by the 22 member clubs. 137 forwards, 78 defensemen and 25 goaltenders were chosen.

Making history was Chloe Primerano, who became the first female selected at the annual event, going 268th overall to her hometown Vancouver Giants.

Alberta led the way with 83 players selected. A total of 70 players from B.C. / Yukon were chosen, with another 50 players coming from Saskatchewan. Manitoba saw 31 players selected. Six players were taken from the United States, after 44 went in the United States Priority Draft the day earlier.

Players eligible for the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft were 2007-born players residing in Alberta, B.C., Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

The 31 Manitobans is nearly right on par with the average number of selections from the province over the past nine drafts (32.6). On top of the 31 players of Manitoban descent hearing their names called, the local Brandon Wheat Kings (11) and Winnipeg ICE (12) also combined to make 23 total selections – five of which were Manitoban athletes.

Brandon’s selections:

Winnipeg’s selections: 

The full list of Manitobans selected is as follows:

Rnd Overall Pos. First Name Last Name Hometown WHL Team
1 5 F Cole Temple Brandon Regina Pats
1 6 D Peyton Kettles Winnipeg Swift Current Broncos
1 18 F Graham Jones Winnipeg Portland Winterhawks
2 27 F Owen Martin Oakbank Spokane Chiefs
2 28 F Jett Lajoie Winnipeg Prince George Cougars
2 32 D Ryan Gower McCreary Prince Albert Raiders
2 34 F Easton Odut Brandon Brandon Wheat Kings
2 39 F Matthew Gard Winnipeg Red Deer Rebels
3 49 F Hayden Paupanekis Winnipeg Spokane Chiefs
3 60 F Oli Chenier Winnipeg Prince Albert Raiders
4 69 D Tate Dolinsky Winnipeg Red Deer Rebels
4 72 F Maxx Hamelin Winnipeg Saskatoon Blades
5 97 F Brady Turko Brandon Brandon Wheat Kings
5 100 F Quinn Parker Winnipeg Brandon Wheat Kings
5 102 F Wyatt Stinton Flin Flon Regina Pats
5 105 D Reece Gault Oakbank Red Deer Rebels
5 106 F Luke Myhre Dauphin Portland Winterhawks
6 119 G Burke Hood Brandon Vancouver Giants
6 120 F Ethan Bibeau Winnipeg Prince Albert Raiders
6 124 D Kaeson Fisher Brandon Everett Silvertips
7 133 F Brody Green Winnipeg Medicine Hat Tigers
8 155 F Remy Hlady Tyndall Everett Silvertips
8 161 G Austin Kindrat Winnipeg Calgary Hitmen
8 164 F Mikey Thomas Winnipeg Prince Albert Raiders
8 165 F Ayden Collins Winnipeg Winnipeg Ice
9 182 F Gino Cotroneo Winnipeg Everett Silvertips
9 190 F Jonah Vanderhorst Winnipeg Moose Jaw Warriors
11 228 F Jack Clark Wawanesa Swift Current Broncos
11 230 D Hubert Clarke Winnipeg Prince Albert Riaders
11 233 F Colten Worthington Brandon Saskatoon Blades
12 264 G Justin Perreault Winnipeg Winnipeg Ice

Click here for a complete list of all players selected in the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft.

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 or on Twitter at @GameOnHockey.

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