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Hitmen Select Grayden Siepmann 13th Overall in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft

May 2, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Calgary Hitmen News Release

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club is proud to announce the selection of defenceman Grayden Siepmann (pronounced SEAP-min) with the 13th overall pick in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft.

Siepmann is a 5-11, 165-pound product of Abbotsford, BC, who played with Yale Bantam Prep this past season. He was a point-a-game player in Yale recording 29 points (8g, 21a) in 29 games. He also tallied four points (2g, 2a) in five post-season contests helping his team win the league title.

"Grayden is an excellent skater who took a major step forward this season," said Hitmen Director of Player Personnel Dallas Thompson. "He is a puck mover who likes to join the rush but is also an excellent defender who can play in all situations."

2019 CALGARY HITMEN DRAFT BOARD

RD PICK PLAYER POS. 2017-18 TEAM 2018-19 STATS

1 13 Grayden Siepmann D Yale Bantam Prep 29GP (8g, 21a) 29pts

2 35 Brandon Whynott F Yale Bantam Prep 30GP (17g, 15a) 32pts

4 77

4 79

5 101

6 113

7 145

9 189

10 211

The draft continues throughout the day in Red Deer, AB. Follow the live pick-by-pick tracker at whl.ca/draft.

More than 100 Hitmen bantam picks have gone on to play for the franchise including: Sean Tschigerl (2018), Luke Prokop (2017), Jackson van de Leest (2016), Layne Toder (2015), Mark Kastelic (2014), Beck Malenstyn (2013), Jake Virtanen (2011), Colby Harmsworth (2010), Kenton Helgesen (2009), Cody Sylvester (2007), Matt Mackenzie (2006), Martin Jones (2005), Brett Sonne (2004), Karl Alzner (2003), Ryan Getzlaf (2000) and Johnny Boychuk (1999).


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