On Wednesday, the Raiders won the WHL Bantam Draft Lottery at a draw in Calgary, giving the Raiders the first overall pick in this May’s WHL Bantam Draft.
The WHL Bantam Draft Lottery involved the six non-playoff teams from the 2016-17 season. A team was only eligible to move up a maximum of two positions in the draft. Entering the lottery, the Raiders held the third overall pick.
The order of the second round and all subsequent rounds of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft will be the inverse order of the final regular season standings. The 2017 WHL Bantam Draft will be held in Calgary on Thursday, May 4.