Saturday, June 26, 2010

WHL Is Represented Well At NHL Draft

I may be biased, but there is no better developmental league in the world than the WHL when it comes to producing NHL'ers. Need proof...

The Western Hockey League is proud to announce that 43 WHL players were selected in the 2010 NHL Draft, with seven being selected in the first round, marking the WHL’s best showing at the NHL Draft since 2005. Portland Winterhawks’ centerman Ryan Johansen became the first of 43 WHL players selected when the Columbus Blue Jackets used the 4th overall selection to pick the 17-year-old Port Moody, B.C. product yesterday in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. Portland led all WHL Clubs with an unprecedented eight Winterhawks being selected throughout the draft.

Full list of the 43 WHL players selected at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

2010 NHL Entry Draft, WHL Players

1st Round
#4. Columbus Blue Jackets – Ryan Johansen; Port Moody, BC; Portland Winterhawks
#5. New York Islanders – Nino Niederreiter; Chur, SUI; Portland Winterhawks
#6. Tampa Bay Lightning – Brett Connolly; Prince George, BC; Prince George Cougars
#10. New York Rangers – Dylan McIlrath; Winnipeg, MB; Moose Jaw Warriors
#23. Buffalo Sabres – Mark Pysyk; Sherwood Park, AB; Edmonton Oil Kings
#25. Florida Panthers – Quinton Howden; Oak Bank, MB; Moose Jaw Warriors
#29. Anaheim Ducks – Emerson Etem; Long Beach, CA; Medicine Hat Tigers

2nd Round
#36. Florida Panthers – Alex Petrovic; Edmonton, AB; Red Deer Rebels
#39. Minnesota Wild – Brett Bulmer; Prince George, BC; Kelowna Rockets
#43. Toronto Maple Leafs – Brad Ross; Lethbridge, AB; Portland Winterhawks
#48. Edmonton Oilers – Curtis Hamilton; Kelowna, BC; Saskatoon Blades
#49. Colorado Avalanche – Calvin Pickard; Winnipeg, MB; Seattle Thunderbirds
#58. Chicago Blackhawks – Kent Simpson; Edmonton, AB; Everett Silvertips

3rd Round
#64. Calgary Flames – Max Reinhart; Vancouver, BC; Kootenay Ice
#66. Tampa Bay Lightning – Radko Gudas; Prague, CZE; Everett Silvertips
#70. Los Angeles Kings – Jordan Weal; Vancouver, BC; Regina Pats
#73. Calgary Flames – Joey Leach; Wadena, SK; Kootenay Ice
#75. Buffalo Sabres – Kevin Sundher; Surrey, BC; Chilliwack Bruins
#78. Nashville Predators – Taylor Aronson; Placentia, CA; Portland Winterhawks
#83. Buffalo Sabres – Matt MacKenzie; New Westminster, BC; Calgary Hitmen

4th Round
#97. Boston Bruins – Craig Cunningham; Trail, BC; Vancouver Giants
#109. Dallas Stars – Alex Theriau; Cowichan Valley, BC; Everett Silvertips

5th Round
#121. Edmonton Oilers – Tyler Bunz; St. Alberta, AB; Medicine Hat Tigers
#124. Columbus Blue Jackets – Austin Madaisky; Saskatoon, BC; Kamloops Blazers
#133. Calgary Flames – Michael Ferland; Brandon, MB; Brandon Wheat Kings
#134. St. Louis Blues – Cody Beach; Kelowna, BC; Calgary Hitmen
#137. Colorado Avalanche – Troy Rutkowski; Edmonton, AB; Portland Winterhawks
#139. Colorado Avalanche – Luke Walker; Castlegar, BC; Portland Winterhawks
#147. Montreal Canadiens – Brendan Gallagher; Delta, BC; Vancouver Giants

6th Round
#155. Atlanta Thrashers – Kendall McFaull; Rosetown, SK; Moose Jaw Warriors
#162. Edmonton Oilers – Brandon Davidson; Taber, AB; Regina Pats
#166. Edmonton Oilers – Drew Czerwonka; Glenavon, SK; Kootenay Ice
#167. Carolina Hurricanes – Tyler Stahl; Drumheller, AB; Chilliwack Bruins
#171. Detroit Red Wings – Brooks Macek; Winnipeg, MB; Tri-City Americans
#178. Ottawa Senators – Mark Stone; Winnipeg, MB; Brandon Wheat Kings

7th Round
#182. Toronto Maple Leafs – Josh Nicholls; Tsawwassen, BC; Saskatoon Blades
#186. Tampa Bay Lightning – Teigan Zahn; Bethune, SK; Saskatoon Blades
#189. Minnesota Wild – Dylan McKinlay; Langley, BC; Chilliwack Bruins
#190. New York Rangers – Randy McNaught; Nanaimo, BC; Saskatoon Blades
#191. Chicago Blackhawks – MacMillon Carruth; Shorwood, MN; Portland Winterhawks
#193. Calgary Flames – Patrick Holland; Lethbridge, AB; Tri-City Americans
#208. Buffalo Sabres – Riley Boychuk; Abbotsford, BC; Portland Winterhawks
#209. Philadelphia Flyers – Brendan Ranford; Edmonton, AB; Kamloops Blazers

Past WHL – NHL Draft Results
A total of 31 WHL players were selected in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, including five in the 1st round.
A total of 37 WHL players were selected in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, including nine in the 1st round.
A total of 37 WHL players were selected in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, including nine in the 1st round.
A total of 24 WHL players were selected in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft
A total of 43 WHL players were selected in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft

1 comment:

Mike from Vita, MB said...

Congrats to all the men who were drafted into the NHL. Here's hoping many of them will have strong careers.