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Giants to Select 18th Overall in 2021 WHL U.S. Priority Draft

June 3, 2021 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Vancouver Giants News Release


Vancouver, B.C. - On December 8th, 2021 the Vancouver Giants will have the 18th overall selection in the 2021 WHL U.S. Priority Draft. Earlier this morning, the WHL held the 2021 WHL U.S. Priority Draft Lottery, and the Seattle Thunderbirds will select first overall.

The 2021 WHL U.S. Priority Draft will consist of two rounds and 44 selections, with each WHL Club presented with the opportunity to have two draft selections.

2021 WHL U.S. PRIORITY DRAFT - ORDER OF SELECTION

First Round

Second Round

1. Seattle Thunderbirds

23. Moose Jaw Warriors

2. Lethbridge Hurricanes

24. Prince Albert Raiders

3. Winnipeg ICE

25. Medicine Hat Tigers

4. Prince George Cougars

26. Calgary Hitmen

5. Saskatoon Blades

27. Vancouver Giants

6. Swift Current Broncos

28. Edmonton Oil Kings

7. Tri-City Americans

29. Spokane Chiefs

8. Red Deer Rebels

30. Kelowna Rockets

9. Victoria Royals

31. Everett Silvertips

10. Kamloops Blazers

32. Brandon Wheat Kings

11. Portland Winterhawks

33. Regina Pats

12. Regina Pats

34. Portland Winterhawks

13. Brandon Wheat Kings

35. Kamloops Blazers

14. Everett Silvertips

36. Victoria Royals

15. Kelowna Rockets

37. Red Deer Rebels

16. Spokane Chiefs

38. Tri-City Americans

17. Edmonton Oil Kings

39. Swift Current Broncos

18. Vancouver Giants

40. Saskatoon Blades

19. Calgary Hitmen

41. Prince George Cougars

20. Medicine Hat Tigers

42. Winnipeg ICE

21. Prince Albert Raiders

43. Lethbridge Hurricanes

22. Moose Jaw Warriors

44. Seattle Thunderbirds

All 22 WHL Clubs had equal opportunity to obtain the first-overall selection. The Club designated to select first overall in the first round will then select last in the second round (44th overall). The Club designated to select second overall in the first round will then select second last in the second round (43rd overall). This pattern of selection repeats until all 22 WHL Clubs have had the opportunity to have two selections in the 2021 WHL U.S. Priority Draft.

Players eligible for the 2021 WHL U.S. Priority Draft will be 2006-born players who reside in 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 not selected in the 2021 WHL U.S. Priority Draft will remain eligible to be selected in the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft on Thursday, December 9, 2021, or listed by a WHL Club at any time thereafter.

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