Wednesday, 23 March 2011

WHL Draft Lottery - Wheat Kings' Draft Update

The balls will drop on the Western Hockey League draft lottery on Wednesday.

The six non-playoff teams that will participate in the lottery, which will determine the order of the first six picks in the 1st round of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.

There will be a total of 21 balls used in the lottery and the allotment of balls will be as follows:

· Calgary Hitmen – Six Balls
· Swift Current Broncos – Five Balls
· Regina Pats – Four Balls
· Lethbridge Hurricanes – Three Balls
· Seattle Thunderbirds – Two Balls
· Kamloops Blazers – One Ball

Only one ball is drawn in the Lottery and each team can only advance a maximum of two positions in the Bantam Draft.

Meanwhile, I thought this would be a good opportunity to update where the Wheat Kings stand for the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.

Here's a look at the picks Brandon holds,

Much like the Prospect List last week, this is what I've pieced together and would be confident in saying it pretty accurate, but it may not be 100 per cent.

The Wheat Kings will have three of the first 32 picks and eight of the first 99 selection so they should be able continue to build on what's considered to be a pretty good pool of prospects already.

1st Round (11th Overall)
1st Round (22nd Overall – from Saskatoon as part of trade for F Brayden Schenn)
2nd Round (32nd Overall – from Prince George via Saskatoon as part trade for F Brayden Schenn)
2nd Round (33rd Overall – to Moose Jaw as part of D Travis Hamonic trade in January, 2010)
3rd Round (54th overall – from Prince George for G James Priestner)
3rd Round (55th overall – to Chilliwack for 23rd pick in 2009 Import Draft, which turned out to be D Alexander Urbom)
4th Round (77th Overall)
5th Round (94th Overall – from Kamloops for F Jesse Sinatynski)
5th Round (96th Overall – from Prince Albert for G Dalyn Flette)
5th Round (99th Overall)
6th Round (121st Overall – to Medicine Hat for 44th pick in 2009 Import Draft)
7th Round (143rd Overall – to Seattle for 8th, 9th and 10th Round picks in 2010 WHL Bantam Draft)

8th Round (165th Overall)
8th Round (166th overall – from Chilliwack along with 23rd pick in 2009 Import Draft for 3rd Round pick in 2011 and 44th pick (Medicine Hat’s) in 2009 Import Draft)
9th Round (187th Overall)
10th Round (199th Overall)
11th Round (221st Overall)
12th Round (243rd Overall)
12th Round (251st Overall – from Spokane for D Kyle Krzyzaniak, October 2010)


Debbie said...

What year was the pick from PG for Rimmer?

Luber said...

It was a sixth round pick in 2012.