WHL holds Prospects Draft and US Priority Draft lotteries
Last year, the Rebels selected Torrance, Calif.-born defenseman Quentin Bourne with the 8th pick in the U.S. priority draft.
Bourne signed his first standard WHL player deal with the Rebels this week.
Red Deer also selected Jonah Jasser at No. 37. Jasser, who is from Flower Mound, Texas, remains unsigned.
In 2020, when the WHL held its first U.S. priority draft, the Rebels selected Minneapolis-born forward Gracyn Sawchyn 1st overall, but his rights were traded to Seattle in May 2021 for a future pick. second-round conditional in the WHL draft.
Red Deer then selected forward and Minnesotan Aidan Willis with the 44th and final pick, but he also remains unsigned.
During the WHL outlook projectRed Deer will select 17th overall.
Medicine Hat was lucky in the draft lottery today, winning the first overall selection. Tri-City and Victoria had an equal chance of getting along with the Tigers.
Players eligible for the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft will be players born in 2007 who reside in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska, Arizona, in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.