WHL First Rounders, overview

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This year, players born in 2000 from eligible provinces and American states were able to be selected as WHL Clubs looked to add key pieces to their future.

After acquiring the Saskatoon Blades’ first round pick in a trade and subsequently winning the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft Lottery to retain the number one selection, the Spokane Chiefs chose defenceman Ty Smith from Lloydminster, AB first overall.

In total, 231 players were selected on Thursday; 127 forwards, 85 defencemen and 19 goaltenders.

By territory, 72 players hail from Alberta, 60 from BC, 36 from Manitoba, 33 from Saskatchewan and 30 from the United States.

2015 WHL Bantam Draft Results – First Round Details

#1 – Spokane Chiefs (from Saskatoon)

Name: Ty Smith            Position: Defence          Hometown: Lloydminster, AB

Previous Team: Delta Academy Bantam Prep (CSSHL)

Stats: 16 GP – 9G – 19A – 28PTS – 14 PIMS

 

#2 – Lethbridge Hurricanes
Name: Calen Addison            Position: Defence          Hometown: Brandon, MB

Previous Team: Brandon Wheat Kings Bantam AAA

Stats: 31 GP – 45G – 31A – 76PTS – 46 PIMS

#3 – Vancouver Giants
Name: Tyler Popowich           Position: Forward          Hometown: Surrey, BC

Previous Team: Okanagan Hockey Academy Bantam Prep
Stats: 19 GP – 11G – 12A – 23PTS – 27 PIMS

#4 – Moose Jaw Warriors (from Kamloops)
Name: Jett Woo           Position: Defence          Hometown: Winnipeg, MB

Previous Team: Winnipeg Warriors Bantam AAA
Stats: 31 GP – 10G – 27A – 37PTS – 50 PIMS

#5 – Prince Albert Raiders
Name: Cole Fonstad            Position: Forward         Hometown: Estevan, SK

Previous Team: Estevan Bruins Bantam AA
Stats: 29 GP – 36G – 31A – 67PTS – 30 PIMS

#6 – Moose Jaw Warriors
Name: Luka Burzan           Position: Forward          Hometown: Surrey, BC

Previous Team: North Shore Winter Club Bantam A1-T1
Stats: 62 GP – 80G – 51A – 131PTS – 40 PIMS

#7 – Tri-City Americans
Name: Carson Focht           Position: Forward          Hometown: Regina, SK

Previous Team: Notre Dame Hounds Bantam AAA
Stats: 38 GP – 39G – 31A – 70PTS – 66 PIMS

#8 – Prince George Cougars
Name: Jackson Leppard           Position: Forward          Hometown: North Vancouver, BC

Previous Team: North Shore Winter Club Bantam A1-T1
Stats: 63 GP – 46G – 43A – 89PTS – 124 PIMS

#9 – Spokane Chiefs
Name: Koby Morrisseau          Position: Forward         Hometown: Grandview, MB

Previous Team: Parkland Rangers Bantam AAA
Stats: 20 GP – 39G – 22A – 61PTS – 79 PIMS

#10 – Swift Current Broncos
Name: Riley Stotts           Position: Forward          Hometown: Winnipeg, MB

Previous Team: Winnipeg Monarchs Bantam AAA
Stats: 29 GP – 39G – 29A – 68PTS – 40 PIMS

#11 – Edmonton Oil Kings
Name: Ethan Cap          Position: Defence         Hometown: North Vancouver, BC

Previous Team: North Shore Winter Club Bantam A1-T1
Stats: 64 GP – 9G – 36A – 45PTS – 72 PIMS

#12 – Saskatoon Blades (from Kootenay)
Name: Jonathan Tychonick         Position: Defence         Hometown: Calgary, AB

Previous Team: Calgary Northwest Flames Bantam AAA
Stats: 33 GP – 20G – 38A – 58PTS – 72 PIMS

#13 – Victoria Royals
Name: Eric Florchuk           Position: Forward          Hometown: Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Previous Team: Fort Saskatchewan Rangers Bantam AAA
Stats: 33 GP – 24G – 22A – 46PTS – 24 PIMS

#14 – Regina Pats
Name: Dawson Barteaux           Position: Defence          Hometown: Foxwarren, MB

Previous Team: Yellowhead Chiefs Bantam AAA
Stats: 31 GP – 7G – 20A – 27PTS – 18 PIMS

#15 – Seattle Thunderbirds
Name: Elijah Brown         Position: Forward         Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Previous Team: SSAC Lions Bantam AAA
Stats: 31 GP – 18G – 23A – 41PTS – 46 PIMS

#16 – Red Deer Rebels
Name: Jacob Herauf        Position: Defence         Hometown: Sherwood Park, AB

Previous Team: Sherwood Park Flyers Bantam AAA
Stats: 33 GP – 6G – 17A – 23PTS – 22 PIMS

#17 – Portland Winterhawks

-No Selection-
#18 – Medicine Hat Tigers
Name: Ryan Chyzowski          Position: Forward          Hometown: Kamloops, BC

Previous Team: Kamloops Blazers Bantam T1-A1
Stats: Recorded eight points (4g-4a) in six games played at 2014-15 U16 Cup.

#19 – Saskatoon Blades (from Everett)
Name: Chase Wouters         Position: Forward         Hometown: Lloydminster, AB

Previous Team: Lloydminster Heat Bantam AAA
Stats: 32 GP – 19G – 38A – 57PTS – 46 PIMS

#20 – Calgary Hitmen
Name: Tristen Nielsen       Position: Forward         Hometown: Calgary, AB

Previous Team: Edge Academy Bantam Prep
Stats:  18 GP – 18G – 7A – 25PTS – 49 PIMS
#21 – Prince Albert Raiders (from Kelowna)
Name: Carson Miller     Position: Forward         Hometown: Yorkton, SK

Previous Team: Yorkton Terriers Bantam AA
Stats: 31 GP –  49G – 58A – 107PTS – 58 PIMS

 

#22 – Brandon Wheat Kings
Name: Caiden Daley     Position: Forward         Hometown: Winnipeg, MB

Previous Team: Winnipeg Warriors Bantam AAA
Stats: 32 GP – 23G – 38A – 61PTS – 30 PIMS