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Hitmen Make 10 Picks in 2020 WHL Bantam Draft

April 22, 2020 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Calgary Hitmen News Release

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club selected 10 players including five forwards, four defencemen and one goalie in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft held online today.

The Hitmen drafted Oliver Tulk with their first pick, 12th overall. Tulk, a product of Gibsons, BC, played Bantam Prep with Delta Hockey Academy this past season. The 5'7", 160-pound centre led the team in scoring with 69 points (27g, 42a) in 30 games. He also tallied 10 points (3g, 7a) in two post-season contests.

"Our organization is very excited with the potential of this draft class," said Hitmen Director of Player Personnel Dallas Thompson. "We have added a lot of scoring to our prospect pool while selecting several elite puck moving defencemen and a goaltender with plenty of upside. We would like to welcome all of our picks to the Hitmen."

2020 CALGARY HITMEN DRAFT BOARD

RD PICK PLAYER POS. 2019-20 TEAM GP G A PTS

1 12 Oliver Tulk C Delta Hockey Academy 30 27 42 69

2 34 AJ Lacroix C West Vancouver Warriors 30 26 34 60

3 65 Carter Yakemchuk D Calgary NW Flames 32 7 21 28

4 78 Dayton Arneson D West Vancouver Warriors 19 4 9 13

5 91 Hunter Sawka RW Edge School 30 21 27 48

6 112 David Adasynski C Burnaby Winter Club 29 25 15 40

6 121 Dax Hughes-Williams D Calgary Bisons 31 3 18 21

6 131 Xander Schulte C PAC Saints 26 24 13 37

7 144 Alex Garrett G Saskatoon Generals 12-5 2.29 GAA .926 SV %

8 166 Ethan Alsip D Winnipeg Warriors 36 13 25 38

More than 100 Hitmen bantam picks have gone on to play for the franchise including: Sean Tschigerl (2018), Tyson Galloway (2018), Luke Prokop (2017), Brayden Peters (2017), Riley Fiddler-Schultz (2017), Evan Toth (2017), Jackson van de Leest (2016), Cael Zimmerman (2016), Mark Kastelic (2014), Beck Malenstyn (2013), Jake Virtanen (2011), Colby Harmsworth (2010), Kenton Helgesen (2009), Cody Sylvester (2007), Martin Jones (2005), Brett Sonne (2004), Karl Alzner (2003), Ryan Getzlaf (2000) and Johnny Boychuk (1999).


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