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).

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.

2014 Bantam Draft Results

Bantam Draft History

  Year  Player  Round Overall Position DOB
  2014 Tyszka, Jarret 1 16 D 3/15/99
  2014 Wedman, Matthew 2 32 LW 5/25/99 
  2014 Bear, Wyatt 5 102  RW 7/13/99
  2014 Briscoe, Ian 5 104  C 2/5/99
  2014 Shore, Baker 6 122 F 8/20/99
  2014 Wight, MacKenzie 7 148 RW 2/04/99
  2014 Harsch, Reece 8 170 D 1/07/99
  2014 Ormsby, John 9 192 F 2/14/99
  2014 Pohl, Reginald 9 193 RW  1/05/99
  2014 Bancroft, Hunter 10 214 G 05/29/99

             
  2013 Fabbro, Dante 1 8 D 6/20/98
  2013 Elder, Kaden 1 22 C 3/16/98
  2013 Volcan, Nolan 2 27 LW 1/24/98
  2013 Schuldhaus, Brandon 5 103 D 9/18/98
  2013 Williamson, Jagger 6 122 RW 3/7/98
  2013 Hunter, Spencer 7 147 LW 3/7/98
  2013 Thomas, Colton 8 159 RW 2/23/98
  2013 Khaira, Shavan 9 181 D 1/2/98
  2013 Fordyce, Devon 10 209 G 1/28/94
  2013 Griffin, Caleb 12 247 C 5/7/98
             
  2012 Barzal, Mathew 1 1 C 5/26/1997
  2012 Kolesar, Keegan 1 20 RW 4/8/1997
  2012 Bear, Ethan 2 25 D 6/26/1997
  2012 Flodell, Logan 3 47 G 2/10/1997
  2012 Pederson, Lane 5 91 C 8/4/1997
  2012 Neuls, Donovan 8 157 LW 10/24/1997
  2012 Osterman, Luke 8 161 D 6/20/1997
  2012 Kreklewich, Tyler 9 179 LW 11/10/1997
  2012 Galambos, Zak 10 201 D 4/4/1997
  2012 Wong, Austin 10 205 D 4/28/1997

 

             
  2011 Gropp, Ryan 1 6 LW 9/16/1996
  2011 Douglas, Austin 2 27 D 6/18/1996
  2011 Holub, Michal 3 49 RW 5/5/1996
  2011 Folk, Carter 4 84 C/LW 2/26/1996
  2011 Kruizenga, Nolan 7 143 G 3/29/1996
  2011 Fritzke, Reid 8 159 D 4/11/1996
  2011 Ross, Jordan 9 181 RW 2/7/1996
  2011 Wolf, Kevin 10 203 D 4/7/1996
  2011 Nelson, Mark 11 225 D 4/21/1996
             
  2010 Hauf, Jared 1 4 D 3/6/1995
  2010 Green, Taylor 2 26 D 1/11/1995
  2010 Neil, James 3 48 RW 1/25/1995
  2010 Theodore, Shea 3 64 D 8/3/1995
  2010 Myles, Justin 5 92 G 1/1/1995
  2010 Douglas, Zach 5 100 D 1/3/1995
  2010 Wray, Daniel 6 114 C 2/22/1995
  2010 Edwardh, John 7 136 C 2/8/1995
  2010 LeLievre, Brad 7 144 C 6/25/1995
             

 

  2009 Troock, Brandon 1 12 RW 3/20/1994
  2009 Hickman, Justin 2 34 C 3/18/1994
  2009 Houcher, Jetlan 3 56 LW 2/15/1994
  2009 Ness, Jayson 5 100 RW 1/26/1994
  2009 Wardley, Evan 6 122 D 4/26/1994
  2009 Dora, John 7 144 D 2/19/1994
  2009 D'Amico, Jared 8 166 G 1/12/1994
  2009 Horsman, Kyle 9 188 LW 5/22/1994
  2009 D'Amico, Patrick 11 232 RW 11/4/1994
  2009 Kerfoot, Alex 12 253 C 9/11/1994
  2009 Kowalski, Dan 13 276 G 11/18/1994
  2009 Houghton, Jordan 14 298 D 1/8/1994
             
  2008 Sanvido, Connor 1 14 C 9/26/1993
  2008 Muth, Tanner 2 36 D 5/3/1993
  2008 Armbruster, Ryan 3 58 D 2/15/1993
  2008 Jacobs, Colin 4 62 C 1/20/1993
  2008 Newton, Robbie 4 80 RW 5/30/1993
  2008 Elliott, Mitch 5 91 LW 6/15/1993
  2008 Walker, Zach 5 102 D 6/4/1993
  2008 Alos, Tyler 6 124 RW 1/27/1993
  2008 Ambroz, Seth 7 146 RW 4/3/1993
             

 

  2007 Fleming, Erik 1 16 D 2/11/1992
  2007 Pickard, Calvin 2 38 G 4/15/1992
  2007 Carlson, Brandon 3 60 D 6/15/1992
  2007 Lund, Chance 4 82 LW 5/5/1992
  2007 Zucker, Jason 4 84 C 1/16/1992
  2007 Lockhart, Luke 7 146 RW 11/1/1992
  2007 Lachance, Justin 7 149 RW 4/30/1992
  2007 Gibb, Dan 8 171 D 7/27/1992
  2007 Cleverley, Connor 9 192 LW 1/30/1992
             
  2006 Chaffin, Steve 1 11 D 2/14/1991
  2006 Ashdown, Zac 2 32 LC 7/9/1991
  2006 Oursov, Steve 3 53 C 8/16/1991
  2006 Beattie, Jeff 4 74 LW 5/16/1991
  2006 Lazowski, Josh 5 87 C 3/14/1991
  2006 Wells, Charles 5 88 C 1/4/1991
  2006 Krabben, Justin 5 95 D 6/30/1991
  2006 Trumbley, Kaydon 7 137 D 7/16/1991
  2006 Ritchie, Wade 8 158 G 3/7/1991
  2006 Johnson, Reid 9 179 D 2/4/1991
  2006 Hamburg, Anthony 10 200 C 8/30/1991
             

  2005 Hanson, Cody 1 16 C 3/12/1990
  2005 Boyer, Jeremy 2 36 C 9/28/1990
  2005 DeSerres, Jacob 3 56 G 3/18/1990
  2005 Prokopets, Jared 4 62 RW 10/4/1990
  2005 Acolatse, Sena 4 76 D 11/28/1990
  2005 Kakoske, Bryce 6 116 C 4/27/1990
  2005 Gould, Quinn 7 136 C 5/2/1990
  2005 Quakenbush, Isak 8 156 RW 4/17/1990
  2005 Moore, A-Jay 9 176 LW 6/17/1990
  2005 Eggum, Travis 10 196 RW 4/4/1990
             
  2004 Hickey, Thomas 1 3 D 2/8/1989
  2004 Richard, David 2 23 RW 1/6/1989
  2004 Nielsen, Lindsay 3 43 C 4/5/1989
  2004 Thoreson, Bryce 3 49 C 4/5/1989
  2004 Gregoire, Daniel 4 68 D 2/15/1989
  2004 Scherger, Colin 6 103 D 12/4/1989
  2004 Bakken, Brad 6 107 D 2/14/1989
  2004 Watt, Troy 7 123 LW 1/16/1989
  2004 Severson, Kyle 8 143 LW 1/26/1989
  2004 Schappert, Josh 9 163 RW 1/16/1989
  2004 Lutz, Justin 9 179 D 7/23/1989
  2004 Michie, Adam 10 183 RW 3/28/1989
  2004 White, Patrick 10 195 LW 1/20/1989
             

  2003 Holloway, Bud 1 17 RW 3/1/1988
  2003 Dion, Cam 2 37 C 3/7/1988
  2003 Pinsent, Andrew 3 52 G 5/18/1988
  2003 Fadden, Mitch 5 82 C 4/3/1988
  2003 Finley, Joe 5 88 D 6/29/1988
  2003 Papelia, Tyson 5 96 RW 7/27/1988
  2003 Pichler, Alex 5 97 D 1/31/1988
  2003 Lee, Jeff 7 137 C 6/16/1988
  2003 Ambroz, Matt 8 157 RW 3/25/1987
  2003 Umpherville, Brandon  9 171 D 1/9/1988
  2003 Johnson, Erik 9 177 D 3/21/1988
             
  2002 Durand, Chris 1 4 C 1/21/1987
  2002 Stamler, Bretton 2 21 D 3/10/1987
  2002 Jackson, Scott 3 42 D 2/5/1987
  2002 McHale, Gavin 4 60 G 10/23/1987
  2002 Linsley, David 4 72 RW 2/24/1987
  2002 Farmanara, Yashar 7 116 C 2/26/1987
  2002 Vadnais, John 7 128 D 4/7/1986
  2002 Patterson, Curtis 8 135 D 5/25/1987
             

  2001 Simpson, Cole 1 7 D 2/27/1986
  2001 Bader, Aaron 2 37 LW 7/23/1985
  2001 Creasy, Adam 3 56 F 1/7/1986
  2001 FitzGerald, Zach 4 63 D 6/16/1985
  2001 Barthel, Clayton 5 79 D 4/2/1986
  2001 Gagnon, Aaron 5 83 C 4/24/1986
  2001 Holubetz, Brett 5 86 D 3/21/1986
  2001 Janzen, Derek 5 95 G 6/12/1986
  2001 Josephson, Ken 7 121 C 1/1/1986
  2001 Raven, Ryan 8 140 C 1/14/1986
             
  2000 Hansen, Matthew 1 13 D 1/18/1985
  2000 Pinder, Derek 2 27 D 3/2/1985
  2000 Bishop, Josh 2 31 D 10/4/1985
  2000 Gibbons, Ryan 3 46 RW 1/1/1985
  2000 Hall, Tyler 3 49 D 1/13/1985
  2000 Marcoux, Bradley 4 67 LW 3/21/1985
  2000 Carl, Matt 6 106 D 9/25/1984
  2000 Young, Cy 7 121 LW 8/19/1984
             

  1997 Balt, Richard 1 12 D 2/7/1982
  1997 Olynick, Craig 2 30 D 8/21/1982
  1997 Pannoni, Nick 4 66 G 11/6/1982
  1997 Ullmann, David 4 72 RW 12/9/1982
  1997 Evans, Brennan 5 84 D 1/6/1982
  1997 Snowden, John 6 102 C 11/12/1982
  1997 Wright, Cory 7 120 D 2/20/1982
  1997 Pittis, Jonathon 8 138 C 1/25/1982
  1997 Emmerson, Jordan 9 155 LW 1/5/1982
  1997 Woods, Lance 10 170 C 1/1/1982
  1997 Magnusson, Will 11 182 D 2/19/1980
             
  1996 Endicott, Shane 1 8 C 12/21/1981
  1996 Morisett, David 2 26 RW 4/6/1981
  1996 Kelman, Scott 2 27 C 5/7/1981
  1996 Rommelaire, Rennan 3 44 D 3/8/1981
  1996 Hurd, Paul 3 54 LW 1/12/1981
  1996 Hellegards, Justin 4 60 D 9/8/1981
  1996 Kaczowka, David 6 98 LW 7/5/1981
  1996 Preston, Tim 8 134 LW 6/30/1981
             

  1999 Metcalfe, Tyler 1 12 LW 6/12/1984
  1999 Cyr, Ryan 2 32 G 7/20/1984
  1999 Lindsay, Mark 3 50 D 11/13/1984
  1999 Grabb, Joey 4 61 C 4/3/1983
  1999 Benke, Erik 5 86 D 8/20/1984
  1999 Salekin, Lyle 7 122 RW 4/29/1984
  1999 Maiser, Justin 8 140 RW 6/29/1983
             
  1998 Spiller, Matthew 1 8 D 2/7/1983
  1998 McLachlan, Darren 2 26 LW 2/16/1983
  1998 Morrison, Lance 3 44 C 10/28/1983
  1998 Vanotterloo, Joel 5 77 RW 2/10/1983
  1998 Heisten, Barrett 5 80 LW 3/19/1980
  1998 Johner, Dustin 7 116 C 3/6/1983
  1998 Cenaiko, Jason 8 134 G 3/29/1983
  1998 Kelts, Mark 9 151 LW 2/16/1983
  1998 Taffe, Jeff 10 169 LW 2/19/1983
  1998 Fornataro, Nathan 11 183 D 4/6/1983
             

  1995 DeCecco, Bret 1 12 RW 5/20/1980
  1995 DiRoberto, Torrey 2 29 C 4/17/1978
  1995 Rasmussen, Erik 6 97 LW 3/28/1977
  1995 Cox, Joel 7 114 C 8/7/1980
  1995 Mattersdorfer, C. 8 131 C 2/15/1980
  1995 Forster, Nate 9 144 D 7/2/1980
  1995 Lochton, Norm 9 147 C 2/6/1980
  1995 Williamson, Shane 109 159 LW 8/15/1980
  1995 Peterson, Chris 11 165 D 8/9/1980
             
  1994 Marleau, Patrick 1 6 C 9/15/1979
  1994 Reich, Jeremy 2 22 C 2/11/1979
  1994 Leroux, Rod 5 70 D 8/21/1979
  1994 Anderson, Chris 6 86 D 1/21/1979
  1994 Rybchinkski, Desmond 7 102 LW 5/18/1979
  1994 Darby, Garrett 8 117 LW 5/24/1979
  1994 Salt, Ryan 9 131 D 6/27/1979
  1994 Haffner, Clint 10 141 RW 5/17/1978
  1994 Chodorow, Brett 11 148 C 2/16/1978
             

  1993 Boris, Kevin 1 8 C 2/11/1978
  1993 Schaffer, Jeff 2 24 C 1/10/1978
  1993 Eley, Mike 3 40 C 5/28/1978
  1993 Spink, Dale 4 55 D 3/2/1978
  1993 Hackeywicz, Chad 4 56 RW 1/3/1978
  1993 Braun, Steve 5 71 D 3/3/1978
             
  1992 White, Jeff 1 10 D 2/1/1977
  1992 Norrie, Jason 3 42 RW 10/8/1977
  1992 Russell, Bill 4 58 G 2/25/1977
  1992 Antonichuk, Tim 5 71 LW 4/9/1977
             

  1991 Dingman, Chris 1 11 LW 7/6/1976
  1991 Gervais, Shawn 2 29 RW 7/12/1976
  1991 Lamaire, Darren 3 40   1/10/1976
             
  1990 Mastad, Milt 1 3 D 5/3/1975
  1990 Wells, Chris 1 8 C 12/11/1975
  1990 Lund, Darren 2 17   2/1/1975