2019 WHL Bantam Draft

May. 02, 2019

In total, there were 228 players drafted, with 29 players from Saskatchewan selected.

Congratulations to the four HRI players drafted:
Kyren Gronick, Forward, 26th overall to Prince George Cougars
Carter Briltz, Forward, 102nd overall to Victoria Royals 
Eric Johnston, Defense, 126th overall to Edmonton Oil Kings
Declan Cosford, Forward, 207th overall to Red Deer Rebels  

For those that did not have their names called, do not give up as over 25% of players on WHL rosters were never drafted.  There are many great players from Regina that were never drafted:

  • Chris Kunitz
    • Played 4 years for NCAA Division 1 Ferris State Bulldogs
    • Hobey Baker finalist for top College player (2003)
    • 4-time Stanley Cup winner (2007 - Anaheim Ducks; 2009,2016,2017 - Pittsburgh Penguins)
    • 2008 World Championship Silver medal
    • 2014 Olympic Gold Medal
    • Currently playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Tyler Bozak
    • Played 2 years for NCAA Division 1 University of Denver Pioneers
    • Currently playing for the St. Louis Blues
  • JC Lipon
    • Played 4 years with the Kamloops Blazers
    • Member of the 2013 Canadian World Junior team
    • 3rd round draft pick of the Winnipeg Jets
    • Currently playing for the Manitoba Moose (AHL)

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