78 CHL Players Selected in 2018 NHL Draft


The Canadian Hockey League had 78 CHL players selected during the 2018 NHL Draft, which concluded today at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

In total, 13 of 31 first-round selections developed this season in the CHL.

Since the 1967 NHL Amateur Draft, a total of 2,020 players have been selected out of the WHL.

Friday evening, two WHL players were selected in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft, including defencemen Ty Smith of the Spokane Chiefs (17th overall, New Jersey Devils) and Alexander Alexeyev of the Red Deer Rebels (31st overall, Washington Capitals).

Saturday began with Moose Jaw Warriors defenceman Jett Woo being selected 37th overall by the Vancouver Canucks.

Swift Current Broncos goaltender Joel Hofer became the first WHL goaltender selected in the 2018 NHL Draft when the St. Louis Blues called his name in the fourth round (107th).

Among WHL Clubs, the Everett Silvertips and Vancouver Giants led the way, with each having three players selected in the 2018 NHL Draft. The Calgary Hitmen, Moose Jaw Warriors, Red Deer Rebels and Spokane Chiefs each saw two players selected.

2018 NHL Draft – WHL Players
Overall – Player (Pos.) – NHL Team; WHL Team; Hometown

Round One (2)
#17 – Ty Smith (D) – New Jersey Devils; Spokane Chiefs; Lloydminster, Alta.
#31 – Alexander Alexeyev (D) – Washington Capitals; Red Deer Rebels; St. Petersburg, Russia

Round Two (2)
#37 – Jett Woo (D) – Vancouver Canucks; Moose Jaw Warriors; Winnipeg, Man.
#53 – Calen Addison (D) – Pittsburgh Penguins; Lethbridge Hurricanes; Brandon, Man.

Round Three (3)
#83 – Riley Stotts (F) – Toronto Maple Leafs; Calgary Hitmen; Winnipeg, Man.
#92 – Connor Dewar (F) – Minnesota Wild; Everett Silvertips; The Pas, Man.
#93 – Riley Sutter (F) – Washington Capitals; Everett Silvertips; Calgary, Alta.

Round Four (2)
#107 – Joel Hofer (G) – St. Louis Blues; Swift Current Broncos; Winnipeg, Man.
#122 – Milos Roman (F) – Calgary Flames; Vancouver Giants; Kysucke Nove Mesto, Slovakia

Round Five (5)
#127 – Wyatte Wylie (D) – Philadelphia Flyers; Everett Silvertips; Everett, Wash.
#128 – Cole Fonstad (F) – Montreal Canadiens; Prince Albert Raiders; Estevan, Sask.
#129 – Justin Almeida (F) – Pittsburgh Penguins; Moose Jaw Warriors; Kitimat, B.C.
#149 – Filip Kral (D) – Toronto Maple Leafs; Spokane Chiefs; Blansko, Czech Republic
#151 – Vladislav Yeryomenko (D) – Nashville Predators; Calgary Hitmen; Vitebsk, Belarus

Round Six (3)
#158 – David Tendeck (G) – Arizona Coyotes; Vancouver Giants; North Vancouver, B.C.
#161 – Alex Kannok-Leipert (D) – Washington Capitals; Vancouver Giants; Regina, Sask.
#168 – Dawson Barteaux (D) – Dallas Stars; Red Deer Rebels; Foxwarren, Man.

Round Seven (3)
#199 – Jermaine Loewen (F) – Dallas Stars; Kamloops Blazers; Arborg, Man.
#204 – Trey Fix-Wolansky (F) – Columbus Blue Jackets; Edmonton Oil Kings; Edmonton, Alta.
#217 – Eric Florchuk (F) – Washington Capitals; Saskatoon Blades; Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.