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Rockets Make 12 Selections in 2022 WHL Prospects Draft

May 19, 2022 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Kelowna Rockets News Release


The Kelowna Rockets selected a total of 12 players in the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft that took place online today, including one goaltender, five defencemen and six forwards.

With their first pick of the day, the Rockets selected centreman Jaxon Kehrig in the fourth round (No. 81) from the North East Wolfpack U15 AA of the SAAHL U15.

Kehrig, 14, posted 74 points (37G, 37A) and 18 penalty minutes through 31 games this season with the U15AA team.

The 5'11″, 161-pound centre also appeared in six games this season for the Tisdale Trojans U18AAA of the SMAAAHL.

Round 4, pick 81

PLAYER: Jaxon Kehrig

POSITION: Forward

HEIGHT: 5'11

WEIGHT: 161

BIRTHDATE: Aug. 12, 2007

HOMETOWN: Tisdale, Sask.

Season Team GP G A PTS PIM

2021-22 Tisdale (SKU18) 6 0 0 0 0

2021-22 NE Wolfpack (SKU15) 31 37 27 74 18

2020-21 NE Wolfpack (SKU15) 3 2 2 4 0

Round 5, pick 103

PLAYER: Nathan Kam

POSITION: G

HEIGHT: 6'0.5

WEIGHT: 139

BIRTHDATE: Apr. 2, 2007

HOMETOWN: Burnaby, BC

Season Team GP GAA SV% RECORD

2021-22 BWC U15 Prep (CSSHL) 17 2.61 0.909 12-4-0-1

Round 6, pick 122

PLAYER: Lachlan Staniforth

POSITION: Defence

HEIGHT: 5'11

WEIGHT: 158

BIRTHDATE: May 4, 2007

HOMETOWN: Abbotsford, BC

Season Team GP G A PTS PIM

2021-22 Fraser Valley Thunderbirds U16 (BCEHL) 30 6 15 21 22

Round 6, pick 125

PLAYER: Jonah Pinel

POSITION: Centre

HEIGHT: 5'11

WEIGHT: 185

BIRTHDATE: Dec. 27, 2007

HOMETOWN: Balgonie, SK

Season Team GP G A PTS PIM

2021-22 Prairie Storm (SKU15) 31 34 27 61 42

2020-21 Prairie Storm (SKU15) 4 0 0 0 0

Round 7, pick 134

PLAYER: Rhett Serfas

POSITION: Defence

HEIGHT: 6'2.5

WEIGHT: 190

BIRTHDATE: Feb. 7, 2007

HOMETOWN: Turin, AB

Season Team GP G A PTS PIM

2021-22 Rink Academy Kelowna U15P (CSSHL) 30 1 8 9 4

2020-21 Lethbridge Golden Hawks U15 AAA (AEHL) 4 1 1 2 0

Round 8, pick 169

PLAYER: Jaxen Smyth

POSITION: Left Wing

HEIGHT: 5'9

WEIGHT: 148

BIRTHDATE: May. 31, 2007

HOMETOWN: Red Deer, AB

Season Team GP G A PTS PIM

2021-22 Red Deer Rebels U15 AAA (AEHL) 34 13 20 33 46

Round 9, pick 183

PLAYER: Jake DeMone

POSITION: Left Defence

HEIGHT: 5'7

WEIGHT: 131

BIRTHDATE: July 9, 2007

HOMETOWN: Lethbridge, AB

Season Team GP G A PTS PIM

2021-22 Lethbridge Gldn Hawks (ABU15) 33 0 15 15 38

Round 9, pick 191

PLAYER: Logan Mehl

POSITION: Left Wing

HEIGHT: 5'11

WEIGHT: 151

BIRTHDATE: Sept. 14, 2007

HOMETOWN: Regina, SK

Season Team GP G A PTS PIM

2021-22 Regina Aces (SKU15) 31 33 33 66 48

Round 9, pick 196

PLAYER: Kyler Beechinor

POSITION: Defence

HEIGHT: 5'10

WEIGHT: 134

BIRTHDATE: Jan. 4, 2007

HOMETOWN: Bentley, AB

Season Team GP G A PTS PIM

2021-22 Red Deer (ABU15) 30 6 19 25 42

Round 10, pick 205

PLAYER: Eric Han

POSITION: Right Wing

HEIGHT: 5'9

WEIGHT: 150

BIRTHDATE: May 21, 2007

HOMETOWN: Regina, SK

Season Team GP G A PTS PIM

2021-22 Regina Pt Blu (SKU15) 27 28 27 55 57

Round 10, pick 213

PLAYER: Jasper Fellbaum

POSITION: Right wing

HEIGHT: 5'11

WEIGHT: 200

BIRTHDATE: May 17, 2007

HOMETOWN: Courtenay, BC

Season Team GP G A PTS PIM

2021-22 North Island Silvetips U15AAA (BCU15) 24 6 3 9 65

Round 11, pick 227

PLAYER: Carson Croteau

POSITION: Defence

HEIGHT: 5'10

WEIGHT: 152

BIRTHDATE: Apr. 5, 2007

HOMETOWN: Bonnyville, AB

Season Team GP G A PTS PIM

2021-22 Lloydminster Bobcats (ABU15) 26 6 10 16 36

The order of selection for the second round and all other rounds will be the inverse order of final 2021-22 WHL Regular Season standings. The complete order of selection for the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft can be found at WHL.ca/draft.

Players eligible for the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft are 2007-born players who reside in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon, 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 2022 WHL Prospects Draft will remain eligible to be listed by WHL Clubs at any time thereafter.


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