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2020 WHL Bantam Draft on Wednesday, April 22

April 20, 2020 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Kamloops Blazers News Release


Kamloops, BC - The 2020 WHL Bantam Draft will be held this week on Wednesday, April 22nd starting at 9:00am/PT in an online format.

The Blazers boast 10 picks in the first six rounds of the Bantam Draft. They also have all their picks from rounds 7-12.

Players eligible for the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft will be 2005-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.

A few current players that were selected in the WHL Bantam Draft include Connor Zary, Quinn Schmiemann, Dylan Garand, Josh Pillar, and Logan Stankoven. In the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft, the Blazers selected defenseman Mats Lindgren (5th overall) and forward Connor Levis (20th overall) in the first round.

To follow the WHL Bantam Draft, go to http://www.whl.ca/.

To get updates or information on the Kamloops Blazers selections, connect with us on Twitter @blazerhockey or visit blazerhockey.com

Kamloops Blazers 2020 WHL Bantam Draft Picks:

- 1st round, 19th overall

- 2nd round, 27th overall (Via Regina)*

- 3rd round, 52nd overall (Via Kelowna)*

- 3rd round, 62nd overall (Via Spokane)**

- 4th round, 82nd overall (Via Lethbridge)***

- 4th round, 85th overall

- 5th round, 107th overall

- 6th round, 127th overall (Via Medicine Hat)****

- 6th round, 128th overall (Via Spokane)**

- 6th round, 131st overall (Via Everett)*****

- 7th round, 151st overall

How the picks were acquired:

*November 26, 2018 - Kamloops trades Nolan Kneen to Saskatoon for a 2020 WHL Bantam Draft 2nd round pick (Regina), 3rd round pick (Kelowna) and Jackson Caller.

**November 26, 2018 - Kamloops trades Luc Smith to Spokane for a 2020 WHL Bantam Draft 3rd round pick and 6th round pick.

***July 31, 2018 - Kamloops trades Jackson Shepard to Lethbridge for Zane Franklin and a 2020 WHL Bantam Draft 4th round pick.

****January 10, 2020 - Kamloops trades prospect Luke Rybinski to Medicine Hat for a 2020 WHL Bantam Draft 6th round pick.

*****October 29, 2018 - Kamloops trades Max Palaga to Everett for a 2020 WHL Bantam Draft 6th round pick.


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