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June 30, 2013, Swift Current, SK (ISN) – Swift Current Broncos defenceman, Dillon Heatherington, was selected in the in the second round, 50th overall, by the Columbus Blue Jackets at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft in Newark, New Jersey.

The 6’4″, 196-pound product of Calgary, AB posted a career-high season recording four goals and 23 assists for 27 points (more than doubling his point totals from the 2011-12 season) in 71 games played with the Broncos last season.

Heatherington and Team Canada recently took home Gold at the 2013 IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Sochi, Russia, where he recorded one goal in seven games played.

He is the first Bronco to be drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in franchise history.