Pats Bantam Draft Primer


The Western Hockey League will conduct its annual Bantam Draft on Thursday, May 5th, in the Palomino Room at the BMO Centre in Calgary, AB.

The WHL Bantam Draft is the first opportunity for WHL Clubs to replenish their systems with graduating Bantam-aged players.  The order of selection for the first round of the draft is determined through a weighted lottery consisting of the six non-playoff teams.  The draft order is based on the inverse overall standings from the regular season. 

The 2011 WHL Bantam Draft will see the Calgary Hitmen select first overall.  It marks the first time since their inaugural Bantam Draft that the Hitmen will have the first overall pick.

Players eligible for the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft will be 1996-born players who reside in Alberta, B.C., Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.


Following is the order of selection for the 1st round of the WHL Bantam Draft:

1) Calgary Hitmen
2) Swift Current Broncos
3) Lethbridge Hurricanes (From Regina)
4) Kamloops Blazers
5) Lethbridge Hurricanes
6) Seattle Thunderbirds
7) Everett Silvertips
8) Prince Albert Raiders
9) Edmonton Oil Kings
10) Prince George Cougars
11) Brandon Wheat Kings
12) Victoria
13) Swift Current Broncos (From Kootenay/Vancouver)
14) Moose Jaw Warriors
15) Kelowna Rockets
16) Regina Pats (From Tri-City)
17) Kootenay Ice
18) Medicine Hat Tigers
19) Spokane Chiefs
20) Vancouver Giants (From Portland)
21) Red Deer Rebels
22) Brandon Wheat Kings (From Saskatoon)

2nd Round:
1)  Calgary Hitmen
2)  Swift Current Broncos 
3)  Regina Pats 
4)  Lethbridge Hurricanes
5)  Seattle Thunderbirds
6)  Vancouver Giants (From Kamloops)
7)  Lethbridge Hurricanes (From Everett)
8)  Vancouver Giants (From Prince Albert)
9)  Edmonton Oil Kings
10)  Brandon Wheat Kings (From Prince George/Saskatoon)
11)  Moose Jaw Warriors (From Brandon)
12)  Victoria
13)  Vancouver Giants
14)  Moose Jaw Warriors
15)  Kelowna Rockets
16)  Vancouver Giants (From Tri-City)
17)  Swift Current Broncos (From Kootenay)
18)  Everett Silvertips (From Medicine Hat)
19)  Spokane Chiefs
20)  Portland Winterhawks
21)  Red Deer Rebels
22)  Moose Jaw Warriors (From Saskatoon)

2011 Regina Pats Draft Order:
1st Round, 16th overall (Acq. In Carter Ashton trade)
2nd round, 25th overall
3rd round, 47th overall
4th round, 80th overall (Acq in Frazee acquisition)
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th in standard order

Past Regina Pats Bantam Draft Picks:
1st Round: Morgan Klimchuk (2010), Chandler Stephenson (2009), Myles Bell (2008), Dominick Favreau (2007), Colten Teubert (2005), Brett Leffler (2004), Logan Pyett (2003), Shawn Belle (2000)

2nd Round: Taylor Balog (2009), Tyler Borstmayer (2008), Graham Hood (2007), Garrett Mitchell (2006), Nick Ross (2004), Justin Bernhardt (2003), Dan Waschuk (2000)

3rd Round: Kyle Burrooughs (2010), Landon Peel (2009), Alex Pym (2006), Jeff Bosch (2005), Linden Rowat (2004), Matt Delahey (2004),