37 WHL Players Selected In 2014 NHL Draft

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June 28,2014(ISN) – Philadelphia, PA – The Western Hockey League is proud to announce that 37 WHL
players were selected in the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center in
Philadelphia, PA.

Nine of the WHL players selected in the 2014 NHL Draft were chosen in the first
round, including four players selected among the Top 10.

Sam Reinhart of the Kootenay Ice was the first WHL player selected in the 2014 NHL
Draft, chosen by the Buffalo Sabres with the second overall pick. Reinhart, a
product of Vancouver, BC, becomes the highest drafted player in Kootenay Ice
franchise history, and just the third Ice player to be chosen in the first round of
the NHL draft.

A 6’1″, 183-lb centre, Reinhart finished tied for fourth in the WHL in scoring with
105 points, including 36 goals, and was named the WHL Player of the Year and
Sportsman of the Year. Reinhart joins his two older brothers, Griffin of the
Edmonton Oil Kings (4th overall, New York Islanders, 2012) and Max, a former member
of the Kootenay Ice (64th overall, Calgary Flames, 2010) in being drafted by an NHL
Club.
Leon Draisaitl of the Prince Albert Raiders became the highest drafted German-born
player in the history of the NHL Draft when the Edmonton Oilers selected him with
the third overall pick. Draisaitl put up 105 points during the 2013-14 WHL regular
season.

Jake Virtanen of the Calgary Hitmen was the sixth overall pick in the 2014 NHL
Draft, chosen by the Vancouver Canucks. Virtanen, an Abbotsford, BC, product, led
all NHL Draft-eligible players in the WHL with 45 goals during the 2013-14 season.

Red Deer Rebels’ defenceman Haydn Fleury rounded out the four WHL players selected
among the Top 10, being chosen seventh overall by the Carolina Hurricanes. Fleury
netted eight goals and 46 points this season for the Rebels, and was named the Top
Defenceman at the 2014 IIHF Under-18 World Championship.

24 WHL forwards were selected in the 2014 NHL Draft while 13 defencemen were chosen.

Since the NHL Draft’s inception in 1969, a total of 1,854 WHL players have been
selected by NHL Clubs
2014 NHL Draft, WHL Players

1st Round
#2. Buffalo Sabres – Sam Reinhart; Vancouver, BC; Kootenay Ice
#3. Edmonton Oilers – Leon Draisaitl; Cologne, GER; Prince Albert Raiders
#6. Vancouver Canucks – Jake Virtanen; Abbotsford, BC; Calgary Hitmen
#7. Carolina Hurricanes – Haydn Fleury; Carlyle, SK; Red Deer Rebels
#14. Dallas Stars – Julius Honka; Jyvaskyla, FIN; Swift Current Broncos
#17. Philadelphia Flyers – Travis Sanheim; Elkhorn, MB; Calgary Hitmen
#23. Colorado Avalanche – Conner Bleakley; High River, AB; Red Deer Rebels
#26. Montreal Canadiens – Nikita Scherbak; Moscow, RUS; Saskatoon Blades
#30. New Jersey Devils – John Quenneville; Edmonton, AB ; Brandon Wheat Kings

2nd Round
#32. Florida Panthers – Jayce Hawryluk; Roblin, MB; Brandon Wheat Kings
#45. Dallas Stars – Brett Pollock; Sherwood Park, AB; Edmonton Oil Kings

3rd Round
#62. Nashville Predators – Justin Kirkland; Camrose, AB; Kelowna Rockets
#63. Detroit Red Wings – Dominic Turgeon; Cherry Hills, CO; Portland Winterhawks
#68. Toronto Maple Leafs – Rinat Valiev; Nizhnekamsk, RUS; Kootenay Ice
#72. San Jose Sharks – Alex Schoenborn; Minot, ND; Portland Winterhawks
#73, Montreal Canadiens – Brett Lernout; Winnipeg, MB; Swift Current Broncos
#74. Buffalo Sabres – Brycen Martin; Calgary, AB; Swift Current Broncos
#79. Tampa Bay Lightnigh – Brayden Point; Calgary, AB; Moose Jaw Warriors
#85. New York Rangers – Keegan Iverson; St. Louis Park, MN; Portland Winterhawks

4th Round
#99. Winnipeg Jets – Chase De Leo; La Mirada, CA; Portland Winterhawks
#101. Winnipeg Jets – Nelson Nogier; Saskatoon, SK; Saskatoon Blades
#119. Tampa Bay Lightning – Ben Thomas; Calgary, AB; Calgary Hitmen

5th Round
#122. New York Rangers – Richard Nejezchleb; Slavia Praha, CZ; Brandon Wheat Kings
#124. St. Louis Blues – Jaedon Descheneau; Edmonton, AB; Kootenay Ice
#131. New Jersey Devils – Ryan Rehill; Edmonton, AB; Kamloops Blazers
#133. Arizona Coyotes – Dysin Mayo; Victoria, BC; Edmonton Oil Kings
#139. Minnesota Wild – Tanner Faith; Wilcox, SK; Kootenay Ice
#149. San Jose Sharks – Rourke Chartier; Saskatoon, SK; Kelowna Rockets

6th Round
#161. New Jersey Devils – Brandon Baddock; Vermillion, AB; Edmonton Oil Kings
#162. Nashville Predators – Aaron Irving; Edmonton, AB; Edmonton Oil Kings
#167. Minnesota Wild – Chase Lang; Nanaimo, BC; Calgary Hitmen
#168. Philadelphia Flyers – Radel Fazleev; Kazan, RUS; Calgary Hitmen
#169. Minnesota Wild – Reid Duke; Calgary, AB; Lethbridge Hurricanes

7th Round
#184. Calgary Flames – Austin Carroll; Scottsdale, AZ; Victoria Royals
#186. Vancouver Canucks – MacKenze Stewart; Calgary, AB; Prince Albert Raiders
#193. Arizona Coyotes – Edgars Kulda; Riga, LAT; Edmonton Oil Kings
#200. New York Islanders – Lukas Sutter; Lethbridge, AB; Red Deer Rebels

Past WHL – NHL Draft Results
A total of 37 WHL players were selected in the 2014 NHL Draft, including nine in the
1st round.
A total of 33 WHL players were selected in the 2013 NHL Draft, including eight in
the 1st round.
A total of 32 WHL players were selected in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, including six
in the 1st round.
A total of 33 WHL players were selected in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, including five
in the 1st round.
A total of 43 WHL players were selected in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, including seven
in the 1st round.
A total of 31 WHL players were selected in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, including five
in the 1st round.
A total of 37 WHL players were selected in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, including nine
in the 1st round.
A total of 37 WHL players were selected in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, including nine
in the 1st round.
A total of 24 WHL players were selected in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft
A total of 43 WHL players were selected in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft