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T-Birds Pick 10th In 2018 Bantam Draft

Seattle has two second round bantam picks

KENT, April 26, 2018 — The 2018 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft takes place Thursday, May 3, in Red Deer, Alberta. The Bantam Draft starts at 7:30am Seattle time.

The T-Birds have the 10th overall pick in the first round of the draft. The T-Birds have two second round selections, their own at 32nd overall, and the 34th overall pick, acquired from the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Elijah Brown trade.

Seattle does not have a third round pick this year as that pick was part of the Landow Bow trade.

The T-Bird have nine picks in the first 10 rounds of the draft.

Fans can follow the T-Birds selections and the Bantam Draft on the WHL website. (choose 2018 from drop down menu on this page)

Payton Mount was the T-Birds first round selection in the 2017 Bantam Draft. Jake Lee was the T-Birds first round selection in the 2016 Bantam Draft.

Former T-Bird center Mathew Barzal just completed his first season with the New York Islanders and is one of three candidates for the Calder Memorial Trophy given to the NHL Rookie of the Year. Barzal was the first overall selection in the 2012 Bantam Draft

T-Birds Bantam Draft History

The Bantam Draft allows for the orderly transfer of players to WHL Protected Player Lists (PPL) from the bantam ranks (14-15 year-old players).

The WHL drafts bantam players from Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Players from non-North American countries are allowed to be added to rosters via the CHL Import Draft held in June.

Any player that signs a WHL Standard Player Agreement is guaranteed a WHL Scholarship for every year he plays in the WHL. A player is able to attend any career enhancing institution of his choice, including universities, colleges, technical institutes, trade schools, or any other institution which will help the player achieve his academic and career goals. For each season played in the WHL, a player receives a one year post-secondary scholarship, which includes: Tuition, Compulsory Fees and Required Textbooks.

The WHL provides the top young hockey talent in western Canada and the United States with the opportunity to develop their skills on the ice at the highest possible level, without compromising their academic goals. The WHL is committed to recognizing academic excellence.

2018 WHL BANTAM DRAFT 1st ROUND ORDER OF SELECTION
Following is the order of selection for the first round of the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft:
1. Edmonton Oil Kings
2. Kootenay ICE
3. Prince George Cougars (traded to Prince Albert Raiders)
4. Calgary Hitmen
5. Kamloops Blazers
6. Saskatoon Blades
7. Red Deer Rebels
8. Lethbridge Hurricanes
9. Prince Albert Raiders (traded to Prince George Cougars)
10. Seattle Thunderbirds
11. Medicine Hat Tigers
12. Vancouver Giants
13. Victoria Royals
14. Tri-City Americans
15. Brandon Wheat Kings
16. Regina Pats (traded to Red Deer Rebels)
17. Spokane Chiefs
18. Kelowna Rockets
19. Portland Winterhawks
20. Everett Silvertips (traded to Edmonton Oil Kings)
21. Swift Current Broncos (traded to Prince George Cougars)
22. Moose Jaw Warriors

2nd ROUND (AND ALL SUBSEQUENT ROUNDS) ORDER OF SELECTION
Following is the order of selection for the 2nd and all subsequent rounds of the WHL Bantam Draft:
(Please note that traded picks are not indicated)
1. Edmonton Oil Kings
2. Prince George Cougars
3. Calgary Hitmen
4. Kootenay ICE
5. Kamloops Blazers
6. Red Deer Rebels
7. Lethbridge Hurricanes
8. Saskatoon Blades
9. Prince Albert Raiders
10. Seattle Thunderbirds
11. Medicine Hat Tigers
12. Vancouver Giants
13. Victoria Royals
14. Tri-City Americans
15. Brandon Wheat Kings
16. Regina Pats
17. Spokane Chiefs
18. Kelowna Rockets
19. Portland Winterhawks
20. Everett Silvertips
21. Swift Current Broncos
22. Moose Jaw Warriors

 

 

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