2018 WHL Draft


May. 03, 2018


In total, there were 225 players drafted, with 42 players from Saskatchewan selected.

Congratulations to the seven HRI players drafted:
Cole Sillinger, Forward, 11th overall to Medicine Hat Tigers
Blake Swetlikoff, Forward, 61st overall to Spokane Chiefs 
Logen Hammett, Defense, 101st overall to Brandon Wheat Kings
Sam Boldt, Defense, 123rd overall to Moose Jaw Warriors 
Davis Fry, Forward, 140th overall to Everett Silvertips
Blake Heward, Defense, 153rd overall to Swift Current Broncos 
Kevin Anderson, Forward, 180th overall to Kootenay Ice 

For those that did not have their names called, do not give up. There are many great players from Regina that were never drafted:

  • Chris Kunitz
    • Played 4 years for NCAA Division 1 Ferris State Bulldogs
    • Hobey Baker finalist for top College player (2003)
    • 4-time Stanley Cup winner (2007 - Anaheim Ducks; 2009,2016,2017 - Pittsburgh Penguins)
    • 2008 World Championship Silver medal
    • 2014 Olympic Gold Medal
    • Currently playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Tyler Bozak
    • Played 2 years for NCAA Division 1 University of Denver Pioneers
    • Currently Assistant Captain for the Toronto Maple Leafs
  • JC Lipon
    • Played 4 years with the Kamloops Blazers
    • Member of the 2013 Canadian World Junior team
    • 3rd round draft pick of the Winnipeg Jets
    • Currently playing for the Manitoba Moose (AHL)

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