WHL Announces Results of Lottery to Determine WHL Order of Selection for 2021 CHL Import Draft

Prince Albert, SK – The Raiders will be the 18th WHL team to select in the upcoming 2021 CHL Import Draft, the WHL announced on Friday morning.

The order of selection was determined by a lottery. Due to the unique schedule of games during the 2020-21 WHL Regular Season, all 22 WHL teams had an equal opportunity to win the lottery. The complete selection order for the 2021 CHL Import Draft, including teams from the Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, will be released at a later date by the CHL.

In last year’s CHL Import Draft, the Raiders selected 2003-born forward Uladzislau Shyla with the 45th overall pick. Shyla had 10 goals and 12 assists in 38 games with Team Belarus U18 in Belarus’ Extraliga B. At the 2021 IIHF U18 World Championship in Texas, the forward listed at 6’3 and 196 lbs had three assists in five games for Belarus.

The 2021 CHL Import Draft will take place online on Wednesday, June 30 at 9 a.m. MT. The two-round draft will ta ke place online with the order rotating through each of the CHL’s three leagues.

WHL Clubs Order of the Selection – 2021 CHL Import Draft

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