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Blades Gearing Up For Draft Week

SASKATOON, SK– The Saskatoon Blades head into draft week ready for a new group of players to be selected.

The U.S Priority Draft is set to begin Wednesday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. and can be followed live on the Blades twitter feed. Each team will be given two selections with the Blades choosing 18th overall in the first round and 26th overall in the second round.

2022 U.S. PRIORITY DRAFT – FIRST ROUND ORDER OF SELECTION

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

 

Players who are eligible for the 2022 WHL U.S. Priority Draft will be 2007-born players who reside in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Those not selected in the 2022 WHL U.S. Priority Draft will remain eligible to be selected in the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft on Thursday, May 19th, 2022, or listed by a WHL Club at any time thereafter.

The 2022 WHL Prospects Draft is scheduled for Thursday, May 19th, 2022 starting at 10:00 a.m, with first-round coverage streaming on WHL Live.

The last first round selection for the Blades was in 2020 when Saskatoon selected Tanner Molendyk 5th overall in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. The British Columbia product has played 72 games since putting on the pac-man logo, notching three goals and 17 assists.

Forward Brandon Lisowsky was selected 9th overall in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft. The 2004-born player has laced up for 94 games and has tallied 41 goals and 34 assists in blue and gold.

2022 WHL PROSPECTS DRAFT – FIRST ROUND ORDER OF SELECTION

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

 

After the first round, the blades will have 14 picks remaining, including two picks in the second round. All rounds following the first can be followed on the Blades twitter feed.

Click here for the full 2022 draft order.

Players eligible for the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft will be 2007-born players who reside in Alberta, B.C., Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

WHL draft list

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