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2018 WHL Bantam Draft Primer

The 2018 WHL Bantam Draft takes place tomorrow morning, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Red Deer, AB.

The Raiders will pick third overall in the first round in a pick acquired from the Prince George Cougars in the Brendan Guhle trade last season. It’s the third time in the last four years that the Raiders have picked in the top five selections of the WHL Bantam Draft.

Prince Albert has a pick in each round of the draft, including a pair of selections in the sixth round.

Follow the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft with the draft tracker on the WHL website.

Players eligible for the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft will be 2003-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.

2018 WHL Bantam Draft Picks

  • Round 1, Third overall (via Prince George)
  • Round 2, 31st overall
  • Round 3, 53rd overall
  • Round 4, 68th overall (via Prince George)
  • Round 5, 97th overall
  • Round 6, 115th overall (via Kamloops)
  • Round 6, 119th overall
  • Round 7, 141st overall
  • Round 8, 163rd overall
  • Round 9, 185th overall
  • Round 10, 207th overall
  • Round 11, 229th overall
  • Round 12, 251st overall
  • Round 13, 273rd overall
  • Round 14, 295th overall

2017 WHL Bantam Draft Selections

  • 1, 1 – Kaiden Guhle
  • 1, 17 – Cohner Saleski
  • 2, 25 – Ozzy Wiesblatt
  • 2, 40 – Jakob Brook
  • 3, 47 – Braydon Clark
  • 3, 64 – Evan Herman
  • 5, 100 – Davin Griffin
  • 5, 105 – Graham Skinner
  • 6, 120 – Hunter Strand
  • 7, 150 – Dylan Scriven

Last Five Years First Round Selections

  • 2017 – Kaiden Guhle (First overall); Cohner Saleski (17th overall)
  • 2016 – Rhett Rhinehart (13th overall)
  • 2015 – Cole Fonstad (Fifth overall); Carson Miller (20th overall)
  • 2014 – Ian Scott (Ninth overall)
  • 2013 – Jake Kryski (13th overall)
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