The Western Hockey League announced today the Spokane Chiefs will select first overall in the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft following the completion of the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft Lottery.

The 2021 WHL Prospects Draft is scheduled for Thursday, December 9, 2021.

All 22 WHL Clubs participated in the four-phase lottery, unique for the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft. The lottery proceedings determined the order of selection for the first round of the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft, with inverse order of standing from the 2020-21 WHL Regular Season determining the order of selection for the second round and all subsequent rounds.



1. Spokane Chiefs
2. Tri-City Americans
3. Brandon Wheat Kings (from Victoria Royals)
4. Brandon Wheat Kings (from Moose Jaw Warriors)
5. Red Deer Rebels
6. Swift Current Broncos
7. Swift Current Broncos (from Portland Winterhawks)
8. Medicine Hat Tigers
9. Seattle Thunderbirds
10. Regina Pats
11. Vancouver Giants
12. Calgary Hitmen
13. Edmonton Oil Kings (from Kelowna Rockets)
14. Prince Albert Raiders
15. Prince George Cougars
16. Moose Jaw Warriors (from Saskatoon Blades)
17. Lethbridge Hurricanes
18. Winnipeg ICE
19. Edmonton Oil Kings
20. Everett Silvertips
21. Kamloops Blazers
22. Brandon Wheat Kings

Teams from Pool B and Pool C had the opportunity to obtain the first-overall selection in the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft, while WHL Division Champions from Pool A had the opportunity to move up and select sixth overall. The selection process for the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft Lottery was administered by Kevin Jenkin from KPMG.

Pool A teams included WHL Division Champions from 2020-21 – the Brandon Wheat Kings, Edmonton Oil Kings, Everett Silvertips, and Kamloops Blazers.

Pool C teams included the lowest place Club from each of the B.C., Central and U.S. Divisions, and the two lowest place Clubs from the East Division for a total of five teams – the Moose Jaw Warriors, Red Deer Rebels, Swift Current Broncos, Tri-City Americans, and Victoria Royals.

Pool B teams included the Calgary Hitmen, Kelowna Rockets, Lethbridge Hurricanes, Medicine Hat Tigers, Portland Winterhawks, Prince Albert Raiders, Prince George Cougars, Regina Pats, Saskatoon Blades, Seattle Thunderbirds, Spokane Chiefs, Vancouver Giants, and Winnipeg ICE.

The order of selection for the second round and all other rounds will be the inverse order of final 2020-21 WHL Regular Season standings.

*traded picks are not reflected

1. Victoria Royals
2. Red Deer Rebels
3. Swift Current Broncos
4. Tri-City Americans
5. Moose Jaw Warriors
6. Spokane Chiefs
7. Lethbridge Hurricanes
8. Regina Pats
9. Seattle Thunderbirds
10. Prince Albert Raiders
11. Prince George Cougars
12. Vancouver Giants
13. Calgary Hitmen
14. Portland Winterhawks
15. Medicine Hat Tigers
16. Kelowna Rockets
17. Saskatoon Blades
18. Winnipeg ICE
19. Brandon Wheat Kings
20. Kamloops Blazers
21. Everett Silvertips
22. Edmonton Oil Kings

Players eligible for the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft will be 2006-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 and Wyoming.