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Bantam Draft

ABOUT THE BANTAM DRAFT
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 2016 Bantam Draft was Thursday, May 5, in Calgary, Alberta.

Previously, WHL teams were allowed to list first-year bantam players at the beginning of the season on a set date in September. However, first-year bantams had been playing at the peewee level the previous year and the early draft required WHL teams to scout the peewee ranks. This had many drawbacks including the need for extensive scouting systems along with the related expense, as well the added pressure on peewee-aged players (12 to 13-year-olds).

In order to get away from scouting peewees, the WHL instituted a bantam draft at the end of each season. WHL teams send scouts to watch first-year bantams from the start of the minor hockey season. The WHL holds a draft specifically to allow teams to add bantam players to their protected lists. While this draft is the first opportunity for teams to select bantam players, it is not the last chance for a player to be listed. After the draft is completed, all the remaining bantams become eligible to be listed by teams. Undrafted bantam players may also be added as spots become available on team’s PPL’s or as a players’ talents improve.

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.

WHL Bantam Draft Results

T-Birds Bantam Draft History

Year Player Round Overall Position DOB
2017 Payton Mount 1 19 RW 01/19/02
2017 Tyrel Bauer 2 31 D 01/01/02
2017 Luke Bateman 4 85 D 09/19/02
2017 Greg Nelson 7 139 RW 04/20/02
2017 Ty Marcinkowski 8 173 G 02/03/02
2017 Cameron Berg 9 195 F 01/29/02
2017 Josh Paulhus 10 200 LW 03/01/02
2017 Ian Kern 10 217 D 10/24/02
2016 Jake Lee 1 18 D 07/13/01
2016 Eric Fawkes
2 40 F 03/31/01
2017 Alex Swetlikoff 3 62 C 07/06/01
2017 Layton Ahac 3 66 D 02/22/01
2017 Nakodan Greyeyes
6 117 C 02/28/01
2017 Graeme Bryks 8 172 C 01/22/01
2017 Matthew Lehmann
9 194 F 01/31/01
2017 Cole Schwebius 10 216 G 04/11/01
           
2015 Elijah Brown
1 15 C 01/04/00
2015 Carl Stankowski
2 37 G 03/08/00
2015 Connor Pyne 3 52 LW 02/28/00
2015 Kabir Gill
5 103 D 10/07/00
2015 Dillon Hamaliuk 6 111 LW 10/29/00
2015 Tyler Carpendale 6 125 F 01/25/00
2015 Tyson Terretta 7 147 D 02/21/00
2015 Chase Sakic 8 169 F 10/13/00
2015 Isaiah Cockerill 10 213 RW 03/25/00
2014 Jarret Tyszka
1 16 D 03/15/99
2014 Matthew Wedman
2 32 LW 05/25/99
2014 Wyatt Bear 5 102 RW 07/13/99
2014 Ian Briscoe 5 104 C 02/05/99
2014 Baker Shore 6 126 F 08/20/99
2014 MacKenzie Wight
7 148 RW 02/04/99
2014 Reece Harsch
8 170 D 01/07/99
2014 Luke Ormsby
9 192 F 02/14/99
2014 Reginald Pohl
9 193 RW 01/15/99
2014 Hunter Bancroft 10 214 G 0529/99
           
2013 Dante Fabbro
1 8 D 06/20/98
2013 Kaden Elder
1 22 RW 03/16/98
2013 Nolan Volcan
2 27 LW 07/04/98
2013 Brandon Schuldhaus
5 103 D 02/23/98
2013 Jagger Williamson
6 122 RW 09/18/99
2013 Spencer Hunter
7 147 LW 03/07/99
2013 Colton Thomas
8 159 RW 02/23/98
2013 Sahvan Khaira
9 181 D 01/02/98
2013 Devon Fordyce
10 209 G 01/28/98
2013 Caleb Griffin 12 247 C 01/28/98
2012 Mathew Barzal
1 1 C 05/26/97
2012 Keegan Kolesar
1 20 RW 04/08/97
2012 Ethan Bear
2 25 D 06/26/97
2012 Logan Flodell
3 47 G 02/10/97
2012 Lane Pederson 5 91 C 08/04/97
2012 Donovan Neuls
8 157 LW 10/24/97
2012 Luke Osterman
8 161 D 06/20/97
2012 Tyler Kreklewich 9 179 LW 11/10/97
2012 Zak Galambos
10 201 D 04/04/97
2012 Austin Wong 10 205 D 04/28/97
           
2011 Ryan Gropp
1 6 LW 09/16/96
2011 Austin Douglas 2 27 D 06/18/96
2011 Michal Holub 3 49 RW 05/05/96
2011 Carter Folk 4 84 LW 02/26/96
2011 Nolan Kruizenga 7 143 G 03/29/96
2011 Reid Fritzke
8 159 D 04/11/96
2011 Jordan Ross
9 181 RW 02/07/96
2011 Kevin Wolf
10 203 D 04/07/96
2011 Mark Nelson 11 225 D 04/21/96
2010 Jared Hauf
1 4 D 03/06/95
2010 Taylor Green
2 26 D 01/11/95
2010 James Neil
3 48 RW 01/25/95
2010 Shea Theodore 3 64 D 08/03/95
2010 Justin Myles
5 92 G 01/01/95
2010 Zach Douglas 5 100 D 01/03/95
2010 Daniel Wray 6 114 C 02/22/95
2010 John Edwardh 7 136 C 02/08/95
2010 Brad LeLievre
7 144 C 06/25/95
           
2009 Brandon Troock
1 12 RW 03/20/94
2009 Justin Hickman
2 34 C 03/18/94
2009 Jetlan Houcher 3 46 LW 02/15/94
2009 Jayson Ness
5 100 RW 01/26/94
2009 Evan Wardley 6 122 D 04/26/94
2009 John Dora
7 144 D 02/19/94
2009 Jared D’Amico 8 166 G 01/12/94
2009 Kyle Horsman
9 188 LW 05/22/94
2009 Patrick D’Amico
11 232 RW 11/4/94
2009 Alex Kerfoot
12 253 C 09/11/94
2009 Dan Kowalski 13 276 G 11/18/94
2009 Jordan Houghton
14 298 D 01/08/94
2008 Connor Sanvido
1 14 C 09/26/93
2008 Tanner Muth
2 36 D 05/03/93
2008 Ryan Armbruster 3 58 D 02/15/93
2008 Colin Jacobs
4 62 C 01/20/93
2008 Robbie Newton
4 80 RW 05/30/93
2008 Mitch Elliot
5 91 LW 06/15/93
2008 Zach Walker 5 102 D 06/04/93
2008 Tyler Alos
 6  124 D 01/27/93
2008 Seth Ambroz
7 146 RW 04/03/93
           
2007 Erik  Fleming
1 16 D 02/11/92
2007 Calvin Pickard
2 38 G 04/15/92
2007 Brandon Carlson
3 60 D 06/15/92
2007 Chance Lund 4 82 LW 05/05/92
2007 Jason Zucker
4 84 C 01/16/92
2007 Luke Lockhart 7 146 RW 11/01/92
2007 Justin Lachance
7 149 RW 04/30/92
2007 Dan Gibb
8 171 D 07/27/92
2007 Connor Cleverley
9 192 LW 01/30/92
2006 Steve Chaffin
1 11 D 02/14/91
2006 Zac Ashdown 2 32 C 07/09/91
2006 Steve Oursov
3 53 C 08/16/91
2006 Jeff Beattie
4 74 LW 05/16/91
2006 Josh Lazowski 5 87 C 03/14/91
2006 Charles Wells 5 88 C 01/04/91
2006 Justin Krabben 5 95 D 06/30/91
2006 Kaydon Trumbley
7 137 D 07/16/91
2006 Wade Ritchie
8 158 G 03/07/91
2006 Reid Johnson 9 179 D 02/04/91
2006 Anthony Hamburg
 10 200 C 08/30/91
           
2005 Cody Hanson 1 16 C 03/12/90
2005 Jeremy Boyer 2 36 C 09/28/90
2005 Jacob DeSerres 3 56 G 03/18/90
2005 Jared Prokopets 4 62 RW 10/04/90
2005 Sena Acolatse 4 76 D 11/28/90
2005 Bryce Kakoske 6 116 C 04/27/90
2005 Quinn Gould
7 136 C 05/02/90
2005 Isak Quakenbush
8 156 RW 04/17/90
2005 A-Jay Moore
9 176 LW 06/17/90
2005 Travis Eggum 10 196 RW 04/04/90
2004 Thomas Hickey
1  3  D 02/08/89
2004 David Richard
2 23 RW 01/06/89
2004 Lindsay Nielsen
3 43 C 05/04/89
2004 Bryce Thoreson 3 49 C 04/05/89
2004 Daniel Gregoire 4 68 D 02/15/89
2004 Colin Scherger
6 103 D 4/12/89
2004 Brad Bakken 6 107 D 02/14/89
2004 Troy Watt
7 123 LW 01/16/89
2004 Kyle Severson 8 143 LW 01/26/89
2004 Josh Schappert
9 163 RW 01/16/89
2004 Justin Lutz 9 179 D 07/23/89
2004 Adam Michie 10 183 RW 03/28/89
2004 Patrick White
10 195 LW 01/20/89
           
2003 Bud Holloway 1 17 RW 03/01/88
2003 Cam Dion
2 37 C 03/07/88
2003 Andrew Pinsent
3 52 G 05/18/88
2003 Mitch Fadden
5 82 C 04/03/88
2003 Joe Finley 5 88 D 06/29/88
2003 Tyson Papelia 5 96 RW 07/27/88
2003 Alex Pichler
5 97 D 01/31/88
2003 Jeff Lee
7 137 C 06/16/88
2003 Matt Ambroz 8 157 RW 03/25/88
2003 Brandon Umpherville
9 171 D 01/09/88
2003 Erik Johnson
9 177 D 03/21/88
2002 Chris Durand 1 4 C 01/21/87
2002 Bretton Stamler 2 21 D 03/10/87
2002 Scott Jackson 3 42 D 02/05/87
2002 Gavin McHale 4 60 G 10/23/87
2002 David Linsley
4 72 RW 02/24/87
2002 Yashar Farmanara
7 116 C 02/26/87
2002 John Vadnais
 7 128 D 04/07/86
2002 Curtis Patterson 8 135 D 05/25/87
           
2001 Cole Simpson 1 7 D 02/27/86
2001 Aaron Bader
2 37 LW 07/23/85
2001 Adam Creasy 3 56 F 01/07/86
2001 Zach FitzGerald 4 63 D 06/16/85
2001 Clayton Barthel
5 79 D 04/02/86
2001 Aaron Gagnon 5 83 C 04/24/86
2001 Brett Holubetz
5 86 D 03/21/86
2001 Derek Janzen 5 95  G 06/12/86
2001 Ken Josephson 7 121 C 01/01/86
2001 Ryan Raven
8 140 C 01/14/86
2000 Matthew Hansen
1 13 D 01/18/85
2000 Derek Pinder 2 27 D 03/02/85
2000 Josh Bishop 2 31 D 10/04/85
2000 Ryan Gibbons 3 46 RW 01/01/85
2000 Tyler Hall
3 49 D 01/13/85
2000 Bradley Marcoux 4 67 LW 03/21/85
2000 Matt Carl 6 106 D 09/25/85
2000 Cy Young
 7 121  LW 08/19/84
           
1999 Tyler Metcalfe 1 12 LW 6/12/1984
1999 Ryan Cyr 2 32 G 7/20/1984
1999 Mark Lindsay 3 50 D 11/13/1984
1999 Joey Grabb 4 61 C 4/3/1983
1999 Erik Benke 5 86 D 8/20/1984
1999 Lyle Salekin 7 122 RW 4/29/1984
1999 Justin Maiser 8 140 RW 6/29/1983
1998 Matthew Spiller
1 8 D 2/7/1983
1998 Darren McLachlan
2 26 LW 2/16/1983
1998 Lance Morrison 3 44 C 10/28/1983
1998 Joel Vanotterloo 5 77 RW 2/10/1983
1998 Barret Heisten 5 80 LW 3/19/1980
1998 Dustin Johner 7 116 C 3/6/1983
1998 Jason Cenaiko 8 134 G 3/29/1983
1998 Mark Kelts
9 151 LW 2/16/1983
1998 Jeff Taffe 10 169 LW 2/19/1983
1998 Nathan Fornataro
11 183 D 4/6/1983
           
1997 Richard Balt
1 12 D 2/7/1982
1997 Craig Olynick
2 30 D 8/21/1982
1997 Nick Pannoni 4 66 G 11/6/1982
1997 David Ullmann 4 72 RW 12/9/1982
1997 Brennan Evans
5 84 D 1/6/1982
1997 John Snowden
6 102 C 11/12/1982
1997 Cory Wright 7 120 D 2/20/1982
1997 Jonathon Pittis
8 138 C 1/25/1982
1997 Jordan Emmerson 9 155 LW 1/5/1982
1997 Lance Woods 10 170 C 1/1/1982
1997 Will Magnusson 11 182 D 2/19/1980
1996 Shane Endicott 1 8 C 12/21/1981
1996 David Morisett 2 26 RW 4/6/1981
1996 Scott Kelman
2 27 C 5/7/1981
1996 Rennan Rommelaire
3 44 D 3/8/1981
1996 Paul Hurd 3 54 LW 1/12/1981
1996 Justin Hellegards
4 60 D 9/8/1981
1996 David Kaczowka 6 98 LW 7/5/1981
1996 Tim Preston
8 134 LW 6/30/1981
           
1995 Bret DeCecco 1 12 RW 5/20/1980
1995 Torrey DiRoberto
2 29 C 4/17/1978
1995 Erik Rasmussen 6 97 LW 3/28/1977
1995 Joel Cox
7 114 C 8/7/1980
1995 C. Mattersdorfer 8 131 C 2/15/1980
1995 Nate Forster
9 144 D 7/2/1980
1995 Norm Lochton 9 147 C 2/6/1980
1995 Shane Williamson
109 159 LW 8/15/1980
1995 Chris Peterson
11 165 D 8/9/1980
1994 Patrick Marleau 1 6 C 9/15/1979
1994 Jeremy  Reich
2 22 C 2/11/1979
1994 Rod Leroux 5 70 D 8/21/1979
1994 Chris Anderson 6 86 D 1/21/1979
1994 Desmond Rybchinkski
7 102 LW 5/18/1979
1994 Garrett Darby
8 117 LW 5/24/1979
1994 Ryan Salt 9 131 D 6/27/1979
1994 Clint Haffner 10 141 RW 5/17/1978
1994 Brett Chodorow 11 148 C 2/16/1978
           
1993 Kevin Boris 1 8 C 2/11/1978
1993 Jeff Schaffer
2 24 C 1/10/1978
1993 Mike Eley 3 40 C 5/28/1978
1993 Dale Spink 4 55 D 3/2/1978
1993 Chad Hackeywicz
4 56 RW 1/3/1978
1993 Steve Braun 5 71 D 3/3/1978
1992 Jeff White 1 10 D 2/1/1977
1992 Jason Norrie 3 42 RW 10/8/1977
1992 Bill Russell 4 58 G 2/25/1977
1992 Tim Antonichuk 5 71 LW 4/9/1977
           
1991 Chris Dingman 1 11 LW 7/6/1976
1991 Shawn Gervais 2 29 RW 7/12/1976
1991 Darren Lamaire
3 40 1/10/1976
1990 Milt Mastad 1 3 D 5/3/1975
1990 Chris Wells
1 8 C 12/11/1975
1990 Darren Lund 2 17 2/1/1975