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May 13 2024

10 SMHA players selected in the 2024 WHL Draft!

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The 2024 Western Hockey League U15 Draft was held on May 9th for the 2009 birth year players graduating from U15 hockey.

Below are some numbers and information on the 2024 WHL Draft:

Total players drafted – 236

By Province:

BC – 54

AB – 94

SK – 45

MB – 33

YK – 1

USA – 9

 

SMHA had 10 2009 players drafted today as follows:

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Cash Arcand-Vandale (F)– 30th overall to Red Deer / Redwings alum / Contacts in 2024-25

Jake Evans (F)– 84th to Lethbridge / Wild / Contacts

Cooper Perrin (D) – 99th to Moose Jaw / Redwings/ Blazers

Hudson Postnikoff (F) – 128th to Brandon / Redwings / Contacts

Tyson Medernach (F) – 145th to Wenatchee / Redwings / Blazers

Seth Gutenberg (G) – 192nd to Red Deer / Bobcats / Warman

Millar Anderson (F) – 199th to Saskatoon / Bobcats / Contacts

Matt Henkelman (D) – 211th to Wenatchee / Wild / Contacts

Karter Hilbig (G) – 217th to Moose Jaw / Redwings / TBD

Nash Coquet (F) – 239th to Moose Jaw/ Flyers / TBD

 

AA team Breakdown:

Generals – 4

Outlaws – 4

Bandits – 1

Stallions - 1

 

How does 10 draft picks compare?

Since the 2015 draft, SMHA has averaged 12.5 players in these 10 drafts.

Only one of those 10 drafts has seen less than 10 selections with seven in 2019.

In 2023, SMHA saw a record 17 players selected from the 2008’s.

This was the first draft since 2018 that SMHA did not have a 1st rounder.  There had been 9 SMHA 1st rounders in those five drafts.

 

FOR THE COMPLETE LIST FROM THE WHL DRAFT, CLICK HERE

 

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