2016 WHL BANTAM DRAFT

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The Western Hockey League will conduct its annual Bantam Draft on Thursday, May 5th, at Hotel Arts in Calgary, AB

The WHL Bantam Draft is the first opportunity for WHL Clubs to replenish their systems with graduating Bantam-aged players (born in 2001). The order of selection for the first round of the draft is determined through a weighted lottery consisting of the six non-playoff teams. The remaining draft order is based on the inverse overall standings from the regular season.

The 2016 WHL Bantam Draft will see the Kootenay ICE select first overall after the Club won the WHL Bantam Draft Lottery this year to retain the position. It marks the first time the ICE have held the first overall pick since 1997 when Jarret Stoll was selected.

WHL fans can watch the first round of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft live on Shaw TV and online at www.whl.ca. The first round of the Draft begins at 8:30am MDT.

Players eligible for the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft will be 2001-born players who reside in Alberta, B.C., 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 or Wyoming.

2016 WHL BANTAM DRAFT 1st ROUND ORDER OF SELECTION
Following is the order of selection for the first round of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft:
 
#  CLUB                                              TRADED TO
1. Kootenay ICE
2. Vancouver Giants
3. Saskatoon Blades
4. Swift Current Broncos
5. Medicine Hat Tigers
6. Tri-City Americans
7.  Edmonton Oil Kings
8.  Spokane Chiefs
9.  Portland Winterhawks              Forfeit
10.  Prince George Cougars
11.  Regina Pats                               Red Deer
12.  Moose Jaw Warriors
13.  Prince Albert Raiders
14.  Everett Silvertips
15.  Kamloops Blazers
16.  Calgary Hitmen
17.  Red Deer Rebels                       Swift Current (from SAS)
18.  Seattle Thunderbirds
19.  Lethbridge Hurricanes
20.  Kelowna Rockets
21.  Brandon Wheat Kings
22.  Victoria Royals

2nd ROUND (AND ALL SUBSEQUENT ROUNDS) ORDER OF SELECTION
Following is the order of selection for the 2nd and all subsequent rounds of the WHL Bantam Draft:
(Please note that traded picks are not indicated)
 
#  CLUB
1. Kootenay ICE
2. Vancouver Giants
3. Saskatoon Blades
4. Swift Current Broncos
5. Edmonton Oil Kings
6. Medicine Hat Tigers
7.  Tri-City Americans
8.  Spokane Chiefs
9.  Portland Winterhawks
10.  Prince George Cougars
11.  Regina Pats               
12.  Moose Jaw Warriors
13.  Prince Albert Raiders
14.  Everett Silvertips
15.  Kamloops Blazers
16.  Calgary Hitmen
17.  Red Deer Rebels       
18.  Seattle Thunderbirds
19.  Lethbridge Hurricanes
20.  Kelowna Rockets
21.  Brandon Wheat Kings
22.  Victoria Royals

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