Blades Pick A Pair In First Round Of Draft

The first round of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft has concluded from the Deerfoot Inn in Calgary this morning.

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.

2015 WHL Bantam Draft Results – First Round

#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
Players selected in the first round by position:
Forwards – 14
Defencemen – 7
Goaltenders – 0

Players selected in the first round by region:
BC – 5
AB – 7
SK – 3
MB – 6