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Tigers Kick-Off Draft Week with US Priority Draft

May 8, 2024 - Western Hockey League (WHL)
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Calgary, Alta. - The Western Hockey League will conduct the 2024 WHL U.S. Priority Draft and 2024 WHL Prospects Draft online this Wednesday Real-time results will be available at WHL.ca.

For the Medicine Hat Tigers, they will have two selections, picking in the 1st Round at 16th & in Round 2, 38th overall.

The Tigers in the 2023 US Priority Draft selected now signed prospect Shaeffer Gordon-Carroll and Noah Davidson.

Start time for the US Priority Draft goes at 10 AM / MT

2024 WHL U.S. Priority Draft

Wednesday, May 8 at 10 a.m. MT

The Regina Pats will select first overall in the 2024 WHL U.S. Priority Draft.

The 2024 WHL U.S. Priority Draft will consist of two rounds and 44 selections, with each WHL Club presented with the opportunity to make two draft choices.

2024 WHL U.S. Priority Draft - Order of Selection

FIRST ROUND SECOND ROUND

1. Regina Pats 23. Kamloops Blazers

2. Seattle Thunderbirds 24. Tri-City Americans

3. Calgary Hitmen 25. Regina Pats

4. Tri-City Americans 26. Seattle Thunderbirds

5. Edmonton Oil Kings 27. Edmonton Oil Kings

6. Kamloops Blazers 28. Calgary Hitmen

7. Spokane Chiefs 29. Spokane Chiefs

8. Victoria Royals 30. Victoria Royals

9. Prince Albert Raiders 31. Prince Albert Raiders

10. Vancouver Giants 32. Vancouver Giants

11. Kelowna Rockets 33. Kelowna Rockets

12. Wenatchee Wild 34. Wenatchee Wild

13. Lethbridge Hurricanes 35. Lethbridge Hurricanes

14. Brandon Wheat Kings 36. Brandon Wheat Kings

15. Red Deer Rebels 37. Red Deer Rebels

16. Medicine Hat Tigers 38. Medicine Hat Tigers

17. Swift Current Broncos 39. Swift Current Broncos

18. Moose Jaw Warriors 40. Moose Jaw Warriors

19. Everett Silvertips 41. Everett Silvertips

20. Portland Winterhawks 42. Portland Winterhawks

21. Prince George Cougars 43. Prince George Cougars

22. Saskatoon Blades 44. Saskatoon Blades

The order of selection was determined Wednesday, March 27 through the 2024 WHL U.S. Priority Draft Lottery. All six WHL Clubs that did not qualify for the 2024 WHL Playoffs participated in the lottery. The lottery proceedings determined the order of selection for the first six picks in the first round of the 2024 WHL U.S. Priority Draft, which inverse order of standings from the 2023-24 WHL Regular Season determining the order of selection for the second round.

Players eligible for the 2024 WHL U.S. Priority Draft are 2009-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 2024 WHL U.S. Priority Draft will remain eligible to be selected in the 2024 WHL Prospects Draft on Thursday, May 9, 2024, or listed by a WHL Club at any time thereafter.

Since the first WHL U.S. Priority Draft was hosted in 2020, a number of impact players have heard their names called, including Blake Fiddler (Edmonton Oil Kings, 2022), Quentin Bourne (Red Deer Rebels, 2021) and Gracyn Sawchyn (Seattle Thunderbirds, 2020).


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