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Hurricanes to Select 17th Overall in WHL Prospects Draft

Lethbridge, AB – The Western Hockey League held the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft Lottery on Wednesday and the Lethbridge Hurricanes will hold the 17th overall selection.

The Hurricanes finished the shortened 2020-2021 season with a 9-12-3-0 record during their 24-game schedule finishing with a 0.438 winning percentage while ranking 15th out of the 22-team WHL. The 17th overall selection will be the second time selecting in that position for the Hurricanes in franchise history. The previous player taken in that spot was Stuart Skinner in the 2013 Prospects Draft.

Last six first round selections for the Hurricanes:

2020 – Cole Miller (16th overall)
2018 – Zack Stringer (8th overall)
2017 – Noah Boyko (16th overall)
2016 – Dylan Cozens (19th overall)
2015 – Calen Addison (2nd overall)
2014 – Jordy Bellerive (2nd overall)

The ‘Canes will hold the seventh selection in the second round and all subsequent rounds to follow in the draft. The 2021 WHL Prospects Draft will take place on December 9th, 2021.

The first round order of selection for the 2021 Draft is as follows:

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