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Oil Kings Select Dawson Seitz in First Round of 2020 WHL Bantam Draft

April 22, 2020 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Edmonton Oil Kings News Release


(EDMONTON, AB) - With their first pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft (1st round, 20th overall), the Edmonton Oil Kings selected centre Dawson Seitz of the SEAC Tigers Bantam AAA (AMBHL), the Club announced on Wednesday.

Seitz (pronounced SIGHTS), a 6-foot-1, 160-pound product of Medicine Hat, AB was limited to seven regular season games (7G, 0A = 7 points) during the 2019-20 campaign due to injury. He dressed in five playoff games with the Tigers, registering a point-per-game with three goals and a pair of assists.

"Dawson is a very skilled forward and dynamic skater with one of the best shots in the Draft," said Oil Kings Director of Scouting, Jamie Porter.

"His injury probably affected his Draft status, but we're very excited that he was available when it was our turn to pick at 20."

"I'm so thrilled. The best part was when I saw it was Edmonton who took me; I jumped right out of my chair," said Seitz. "I'm just glad that the Oil Kings believe in me and feel that I'll be a good fit for the organization."

The WHL Bantam Draft began at 10:00 AM MT with rounds 2-15 continuing now. The Bantam Draft can be followed at WHL.ca/Draft.

The Oil Kings have a total of 15 picks over the course of the day, as follows:

1st round, 20th overall - Dawson Seitz (C) - SEAC Tigers Bantam AAA

4th round, 75th overall (from VIC)

4th round, 86th overall

5th round, 108th overall

6th round, 111th overall (from SC)

6th round, 130th overall

8th round, 158th overall (from PG)

8th round, 174th overall

9th round, 196th overall

10th round, 218th overall

11th round, 240th overall

12th round, 262nd overall

13th round, 284th overall

14th round, 306th overall

15th round, 328th overall


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