Vancouver, B.C. – In the second round of the 2019 Western Hockey League WHL Bantam Draft, the Vancouver Giants made two selections.
With the 30th overall selection the Giants selected defenceman Joshua Niedermayer (Penticton, B.C.) from the Okanagan Hockey Academy’s Bantam Prep program.
In 27 games this season with OHA, Niedermayer registered 10 goals and 12 assists for 22 points to go along with 26 penalty minutes. In three playoff games, Niedermayer added one goal and one assist for two points.
Niedermayer, a duel citizen, checks in at 5’11”, 190 pounds and is a left-handed shot. His father is NHL Hall of Fame defenceman Scott Niedermayer.
With the 43rd overall selection the Giants selected forward Bowden Singleton (Calgary, AB) from the Northern Alberta Bantam Prep program.
In 29 games with NAX, Singleton registered 42 goals and 24 assists for 66 points along with 40 penalty minutes. Singleton is a left-handed shot who checks in at 5’7” and 140 pounds. During the 2019 Alberta Cup, he notched eight goals and eight assists for 16 points in fives games with Team Alberta Green.
The Giants future picks are scheduled as follows:
Round 3 – 65th Overall
Round 4 – 87th Overall
Round 5 – 99th Overall (From Tri-City)
Round 5 – 109th Overall
Round 6 – 131st Overall
Round 7 – 153rd Overall
Round 8 – 175th Overall
Round 9 – 197th Overall
Round 10 – 219th Overall
Round 11 – 241st Overall
Round 12 – 263rd Overall