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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 if 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
  2015 Brown, Elijah
1 15 C 01/04/00
  2015 Stankowski, Carl
2 37 G 03/08/00
  2015 Pyne, Connor 3 52 LW 02/28/00
  2015 Gill, Kabir
5 103 D 10/07/00
  2015 Hamaliuk, Dillon 6 111 LW 10/29/00
  2015 Carpendale, Tyler 6 125 F 01/25/00
  2015 Terretta, Tyson 7 147 D 02/21/00
  2015 Sakic, Chase 8 169 F 10/13/00
  2015 Cockerill, Isaiah 10 213 RW 03/25/00
             
  2014 Jarret, Tyszka
1 16 D 03/15/99
  2014 Wedman, Mathew 2 32 LW 05/25/99
  2014 Bear, Wyatt 5 102 RW 07/13/99
  2014 Briscoe, Ian 5 104 C 02/05/99
  2014 Shore, Baker 6 126 F 08/20/99
  2014 Wight, MacKenzie
7 148 RW 02/04/99
  2014 Harsch, Reece
8 170 D 01/07/99
  2014 Ormsby, Luk
9 192 F 02/14/99
  2014 Pohl, Reginald
9 193 RW 01/15/99
  2014 Bancroft, Hunter 10 214 G 0529/99

  2013 Fabbro, Dante
1 8 D 06/20/98
  2013 Elder, Kaden
1 22 RW 03/16/98
  2013 Volcan, Nolan 2 27 LW 07/04/98
  2013 Schuldhaus, Brandon 5 103 D 02/23/98
  2013 Williamson, Jagger
6 122 RW 09/18/99
  2013 Hunter, Spencer
7 147 LW 03/07/99
  2013 Thomas, Colton
8 159 RW 02/23/98
  2013 Khaira, Sahvan
9 181 D 01/02/98
  2013 Fordyce, Devon
10 209 G 01/28/98
  2013 Griffin, Caleb 12 247 C 01/28/98
             
  2012 Barzal, Mathew
1 1 C 05/26/97
  2012 Kolesar, Keegan
1 20 RW 04/08/97
  2012 Bear, Ethan
2 25 D 06/26/97
  2012 Flodell, Logan 3 47 G 02/10/97
  2012 Pederson, Lane
5 91 C 08/04/97
  2012 Neuls, Donovan
8 157 LW 10/24/97
  2012 Osterman, Luke
8 161 D 06/20/97
  2012 Kreklewich, Tyler 9 179 LW 11/10/97
  2012 Galambos, Zak
10 201 D 04/04/97
  2012 Wong, Austin 10 205 D 04/28/97

  2011 Gropp, Ryan
1 6 LW 09/16/96
  2011 Douglas, Austin 2 27 D 06/18/96
  2011 Holub, Michal 3 49 RW 05/05/96
  2011 Folk, Carter 4 84 LW 02/26/96
  2011 Kruizenga, Nolan 7 143 G 03/29/96
  2011 Fritzke, Reid 8 159 D 04/11/96
  2011 Ross, Jordan
9 181 RW 02/07/96
  2011 Wolf, Kevin 10 203 D 04/07/96
  2011 Nelson, Mark 11 225 D 04/21/96
             
  2010 Hauf, Jared
1 4 D 03/06/95
  2010 Green, Taylor
2 26 D  01/11/95 
  2010 Neil, James 3 48 RW 01/25/95
  2010 Theodore, Shea 3 64 D 08/03/95
  2010 Myles, Justin
5 92 G 01/01/95
  2010 Douglas, Zach 5 100 D 01/03/95
  2010 Wray, Daniel 6 114 C 02/22/95
  2010 Edwardh, John 7 136 C 02/08/95
  2010 LeLievre, Brad 7 144 C 06/25/95

  2009 Troock, Brandon
1 12 RW 03/20/94
  2009 Hickman, Justin
2 34 C 03/18/94
  2009 Houcher, Jetlan 3 46 LW 02/15/94
  2009 Ness, Jayson 5 100 RW 01/26/94
  2009 Wardley, Evan 6 122 D 04/26/94
  2009 Dora, John 7 144 D 02/19/94
  2009 D'Amico, Jared 8 166 G 01/12/94
  2009 Horsman, Kyle 9 188 LW 05/22/94
  2009 D'Amico, Patrick 11 232 RW 11/4/94
  2009 Kerfoot, Alex
12 253 C 09/11/94
  2009 Kowalski, Dan 13 276 G 11/18/94
  2009 Houghton, Jordan 14 298 D  01/08/94
             
  2008 Sanvido, Connor 1 14 C 09/26/93
  2008 Muth, Tanner
2 36 D 05/03/93
  2008 Armbruster, Ryan
3 58 D 02/15/93
  2008 Jacobs, Colin 4 62 C 01/20/93
  2008 Newston, Robbie 4 80 RW 05/30/93
  2008 Elliot, Mitch
5 91 LW 06/15/93
  2008 Walker, Zach 5 102 D 06/04/93
  2008 Alos, Tyler  6  124 D 01/27/93
  2008 Ambroz, Seth
7 146 RW 04/03/93

  2007 Fleming, Erik
1 16 D 02/11/92
  2007 Pickard, Calvin
2 38 G 04/15/92
  2007 Carlson, Brandon 3 60 D 06/15/92
  2007 Lund, Chance 4 82 LW 05/05/92
  2007 Zucker, Jason 4 84 C 01/16/92
  2007 Lockhart, Luke 7 146 RW 11/01/92
  2007 Lachance, Justin
7 149 RW 04/30/92
  2007 Gibb, Dan
8 171 D 07/27/92
  2007 Cleverley, Connor 9 192 LW 01/30/92
             
  2006 Chaffin, Steve
1 11 D 02/14/91
  2006 Zac Ashdown 2 32 C 07/09/91
  2006 Oursov, Steve 3 53 C 08/16/91
  2006 Beattie, Jeff 4 74 LW 05/16/91
  2006 Lazowski, Josh 5 87 C 03/14/91
  2006 Wells, Charles 5 88 C 01/04/91
  2006 Krabben, Justin 5 95 D 06/30/91
  2006 Trumbley, Kaydon 7 137 D 07/16/91
  2006 Ritchihe, Wade 8 158 G 03/07/91
  2006 Johnson, Reid 9 179 D 02/04/91
  2006 Hamburg, Anthony  10 200 C 08/30/91

  2005 Hanson, Cody
1 16 C 03/12/90
  2005 Boyer, Jeremy 2 36 C 09/28/90
  2005 DeSerres, Jacob 3 56 G 03/18/90
  2005 Prokopets, Jared 4 62 RW 10/04/90
  2005 Acolatse, Sena 4 76 D 11/28/90
  2005 Kakoske, Bryce 6 116 C 04/27/90
  2005 Gould, Quinn 7 136 C 05/02/90
  2005 Quakenbush, Isak
8 156 RW 04/17/90
  2005 Moore, A-Jay 9 176 LW 06/17/90
  2005 Eggum, Travis 10 196 RW 04/04/90
             
  2004 Hickey, Thomas 1  3  D 02/08/89
  2004 Richard, David 2 23 RW 01/06/89
  2004 Nielsen, Lindsay 3 43 C 05/04/89
  2004 Thoreson, Bryce 3 49 C 04/05/89
  2004 Gregoire, Daniel 4 68 D 02/15/89
  2004 Scherger, Colin 6 103 D 4/12/89
  2004 Bakken, Brad 6 107 D 02/14/89
  2004 Watt, Troy 7 123 LW 01/16/89
  2004 Severson, Kyle 8 143 LW 01/26/89
  2004 Schappert, Josh 9 163 RW 01/16/89
  2004 Lutz, Justin 9 179 D 07/23/89
  2004 Michie, Adam 10 183 RW  03/28/89
  2004 White, Patrick 10 195 LW 01/20/89

  2003 Holloway, Bud 1 17 RW 03/01/88
  2003 Dion, Cam 2 37 C 03/07/88
  2003 Pinsent, Andrew 3 52 G 05/18/88
  2003 Fadden, Mitch 5 82 C 04/03/88
  2003 Finley, Joe 5 88 D 06/29/88
  2003 Papelia, Tyson 5 96 RW 07/27/88
  2003 Pichler, Alex 5 97 D 01/31/88
  2003 Lee, Jeff 7 137  C 06/16/88
  2003 Ambroz, Matt 8 157 RW 03/25/88
  2003 Umpherville, Brandon 9 171 D 01/09/88
  2003 Johnson, Erik 9 177 D 03/21/88
             
  2002 Durand, Chris 1 4 C 01/21/87
  2002 Stamler, Bretton 2 21 D 03/10/87
  2002 Jackson, Scott 3 42 D 02/05/87
  2002 McHale, Gavin 4 60 G 10/23/87
  2002 Linsley, David 4 72 RW 02/24/87
  2002 Farmanara, Yashar 7 128 C 02/26/87
  2002 Vadnais, John  7  128 D  04/07/86
  2002 Patterson, Curtis 8 135 D 05/25/87

  2001 Simpson, Cole 1 7 D 02/27/86
  2001 Bader, Aaron
2 37 LW 07/23/85
  2001 Creasy, Adam 3 56 F 01/07/86
  2001 FitzGerald, Zach 4 63 D 06/16/85
  2001 Barthel, Clayton 5 79 D 04/02/86
  2001 Gagnon, Aaron 5 83 C 04/24/86
  2001 Holubetz, Brett
5 86 D 03/21/86
  2001 Janzen, Derek 5 95  G 06/12/86
  2001 Josephson, Ken 7 121 C 01/01/86
  2001 Raven, Ryan 8 140 C 01/14/86
             
  2000 Hansen, Matthew 1 13 D 01/18/85
  2000 Pinder, Derek 2 27 D 03/02/85
  2000 Bishop, Josh
2 31 D 10/04/85
  2000 Gibbons, Ryan 3 46 RW 01/01/85
  2000 Hall, Tyler
3 49 D 01/13/85
  2000 Marcoux, Bradley 4 67 LW 03/21/85
  2000 Carl, Matt 6 106 D 09/25/85
  2000 Young, Cy  7 121  LW 08/19/84

  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

  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

  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