May 2, 2013, Calgary, AB (ISN) – Garnet Kazuik, Director of Scouting for the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club today announced Forward Jared Legien has been selected ninth overall by the club in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.

The 24th annual WHL Bantam Draft began at 8:30 am today in Calgary and is for players born in 1998 and playing in the four Western Provinces and selected regions of the United States.

“Legien fits in our Hockey Club’s mold of what we look for in a player. He is an offensive player that is able to make plays under pressure which was important to us as a Club,” commented Kazuik. “He is still developing his skills and is willing to help those around him improve as well. We are excited to welcome Jared to the Kootenay ICE organization.”

Legien becomes the 18th first round draft pick in the history of the ICE franchise.

1996 Draft – Defenseman Steve McCarthy – 1st Overall

1997 Draft – Forward Jarret Stoll – 1st Overall

1998 Draft – Goaltender Dan Blackburn – 3rd Overall

1999 Draft – Defenseman Andy Thompson – 7th Overall

2000 Draft – Forward Dale Mahovsky – 17th Overall

2001 Draft – Forward Jeremy Schenderling – 19th Overall

2003 Draft – Forward Ben Maxwell – 2nd Overall

2003 Draft – Defenseman Todd Panchyson – 12th Overall

2004 Draft – Defenseman John Negrin – 7th Overall

2005 Draft – Defenseman Jordan Wilkins – 20th Overall

2006 Draft – Goaltender Nathan Lieuwen – 16th Overall

2007 Draft – Forward Drew Czerwonka – 20th Overall

2008 Draft – Forward Brendan Hurley – 15th Overall

2009 Draft – Forward Colby Cave – 13th Overall

2010 Draft – Forward Sam Reinhart – 15th Overall

2011 Draft – Forward Collin Shirley – 17th Overall

2012 Draft – Defenseman Tory Murray – 10th Overall

Jared Legien

Birthdate: September 2, 1998 * Hometown: Pilot Butte, SK

Position: LW * Height: 6’2″ * Weight:: 184 lbs.

2012-2013 Team: Prairie Storm – SBAAHL