Blades Excited About New Crop Of Players After 2017 Draft

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Aidan De La Gorgendiere

Calgary, AB – The Saskatoon Blades are extremely proud to announce our first two selections in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. At 5th overall from Yale Hockey Academy defenseman Aidan De La Gorgendiere. A native of Langley, British Columbia, De La Gorgendiere already stands at 6’0″ tall and is described as a complete player with all the tools and intangibles. Aidan put up 26 points and 50 penalty minutes in 30 games this season with Yale’s Bantam Prep team. He was named the top d-man at the John Reid Tournament where he compiled a staggering 15 points in 6 games. De La Gorgendiere also suited up for 4 games with Yale’s Elite 15 team where he notched 2 goals and 2 helpers.

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Kyle Crnkovic

Shortly after the Blades went with a forward at 10th overall, taking the dynamically skilled Kyle Crnkovic from the Pursuit of Excellence Bantam Prep team. In 30 games with POE, Kyle racked up 40 goals and 39 assists. Crnkovic brings a winning pedigree having won both the CSSBHL and Alberta Cup Championships this past season.

Stay tuned for more from our 1st round selections and the rest of our picks throughout the day.




2nd Round Selections 

31st – F Braden Plaschewsky

35th – G Koen MacInnes

42nd – D Kurtis Smythe

5th Round

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102nd – F Kalen Szeto

109th – D Alex Ozar

7th Round 

137th – F Davis Frank

8th Round

159th – D Chase Barlow

9th round 

181st – D Kyle Lamoureux

10th round

203rd – F Cal Caragata

206th – D Zachary Veitch

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