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2020 WHL Bantam Draft Preview

April 21, 2020 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Swift Current Broncos News Release


Swift Current, Sask. - The Swift Current Broncos are armed to the teeth entering the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft with 18 draft picks at their disposal. Entering the 2018-19 season, the Broncos held just two picks in the first five rounds with their own 4th and 5th-round selections. Dean Brockman and his staff have restocked the cupboards for the 2020 Draft, acquiring eight picks in the top five rounds since the summer of 2018. Below is the list of picks the Broncos hold and how they acquired them.

1st Round - 21st (Everett, January 10, 2020 - Broncos trade Ethan Regnier and Kasper Puutio to Everett for this pick, Parker Hendren and Martin Fasko-Rudas)

2nd Round - 42nd (Edmonton, August 21, 2018 - Broncos trade Jacson Alexander, Chad Smithson and a 2020 6th to Edmonton for this pick, Matthew Culling, Chase Lacombe and a 2019 4th)

2nd Round - 44th (Portland, January 9, 2019 - Broncos trade Joel Hofer to Portland for this pick, a 2019 1st, a 2019 3rd, a 2021 1st and 2020 4th and 5th round picks)

3rd Round - 60th (Lethbridge, November 7, 2019 - Broncos trade Ben King to Red Deer for this pick, Cohner Saleski, Jordan Borysiuk and Parker Lalonde)

4th Round - 67th

4th Round - 68th (Moose Jaw, January 10, 2019 - Broncos trade Alec Zawatsky to Moose Jaw for this pick and a 2021 5th)

4th Round - 87th (Everett, December 3, 2018 - Broncos trade Max Patterson to Everett for this pick, Dawson Springer and a conditional 2021 6th)

4th Round - 88th (Portland, January 9, 2019 - Broncos trade Joel Hofer to Portland for this pick, a 2019 3rd, a 2019 1st, a 2020 2nd, a 2020 5th, and a 2021 1st)

5th Round - 89th

5th Round - 109th (Everett, January 9, 2019 - Broncos trade Joel Hofer to Portland for this pick, a 2019 3rd, a 2019 1st, a 2020 2nd, a 2020 4th, and a 2021 1st)

7th Round - 133rd

8th Round - 155th

10th Round - 199th

11th Round - 221st

12th Round - 243rd

13th Round - 265th

14th Round - 287th

15th Round - 309th

First Round

Pick: 21

Last time Broncos picked at 21: 2019 - Tyson Jugnauth

Notable players drafted at 21: Garin Bjorklund (2017, MH), Brayden Tracey (2016, MJ), Dillon Dube (2014, KEL)

Second Round

Pick: 42

Last time Broncos picked at 42: 1995 - John Hollingworth

Notable players drafted at 42: Linden Vey (2006, MH), Davis Koch (2013, EDM), Owen Hardy (2014, VAN)

Pick: 44

Last time Broncos picked at 44: Never

Notable players drafted at 44: James Malm (2014, VAN)

Third Round

Pick: 60

Last time Broncos picked at 60: 1997 - Matt Sommerfield

Notable players drafted at 60: Luc Smith (2013, REG), Hudson Elynuik (2012, KTN), Kevin King (2005, KTN)

Fourth Round

Pick: 67

Last time Broncos picked at 67: 2019 - Josh Filmon

Notable players drafted at 67: Shane Farkas (2014, LET), Connor Hobbs (2012, PA) Colby Williams (2010, REG)

Pick: 68

Last time Broncos picked at 68: 2006 - Joel Rogers

Notable players drafted at 68: Taylor Peters (2007, PDX), Blake Stevenson (2016, TC)

Pick: 87

Last time Broncos picked at 87: Never

Notable players drafted at 87: Liam Kindree (2015, KEL), Kole Lind (2013, KEL), James Reimer (2003, RD)

Pick: 88

Last time Broncos picked at 88: 1998 - Robert Hadley

Notable players drafted at 88: Kyle Deck (2001, REG), Brandon Dubinsky (2002, PDX), Zach Boychuk (2004, LET)

Round Five

Pick: 89

Last time Broncos picked at 89: 1996 - Dustin Heintz

Notable players drafted at 89: Owen Pederson (2017, KTN), Chase Witala (2010, PG), Chet Pickard (2004, TC)

Pick: 109

Last time Broncos picked at 109: Never

Notable players drafted at 109: Jesse Ismond (2006, KTN), Lane Zablocki (2013, PG)

Round Seven

Pick: 133

Last time Broncos picked at 133: 2019 - Connor Hvidston

Notable players drafted at 133: Garret Pilon (2013, KAM) Jackson Caller (2014, PDX)

Round Eight

Pick: 155

Last time Broncos picked at 155: 2010 - Nathan Bandet

Notable players drafted at 155: Wade Dubielewicz (1998, KAM), Jeremy Williams (1999, SC), Michael Milne (2017, KTN)

Round Ten

Pick: 199

Last time Broncos picked at 199: Never

Notable players drafted at 199: Corbin Boes (2008, PDX)

Round Eleven

Pick: 221

Last time Broncos picked at 221: Never

Notable players drafted at 221: Jonathan Harty (2003, EVT)

Round Twelve

Pick: 243

Last time Broncos picked at 243: Never

Notable players drafted at 243: N/A

Round Thirteen

Pick: 265

Last time Broncos picked at 265: Never

Notable players drafted at 265: N/A

Round Fourteen

Pick: 287

Last time Broncos picked at 287: Never

Notable players drafted at 287: N/A

Round Fifteen

Pick: 309

Last time Broncos picked at 309: Never

Notable players drafted at 309: N/A


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