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33 WHL PLAYERS SELECTED IN 2013 NHL DRAFT

Jul 01, 2013 - 02:56 PDT

Newark, NJ – The Western Hockey League is proud to announce that 33 WHL players were selected in the 2013 NHL Draft on Sunday, June 30th, at the Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey.

Defenceman Seth Jones of the Portland Winterhawks was the first WHL player to be selected, being chosen fourth overall by the Nashville Predators.  Jones was one of eight WHL players to be chosen in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft, which is the most WHL players taken in the opening round since the 2009 NHL Draft when nine were chosen.

A total of 16 WHL defencemen were drafted by NHL Clubs in the 2013 NHL Draft while 12 WHL forwards and five WHL goaltenders were also selected.

101 CHL players were selected in the seven rounds of the 2013 NHL Draft, representing nearly 48% of the 211 drafted players.  A record 22 CHL players were chosen in the first round.

Since the NHL Draft’s inception in 1969, a total of 1,817 WHL players have been selected by NHL Clubs.

2013 NHL Draft, WHL Players
O/A. NHL Club – Name, Pos; Hometown; WHL Club

1st Round
#4. Nashville Predators – Seth Jones, D; Plano, TX; Portland Winterhawks
#13. Winnipeg Jets – Josh Morrissey, D; Calgary, AB; Prince Albert Raiders
#15. New York Islanders – Ryan Pulock, D; Grandview, MB; Brandon Wheat Kings
#17. Ottawa Senators – Curtis Lazar, F; Vernon, B.C.; Edmonton Oil Kings
#18. San Jose Sharks – Mirco Mueller, D; Winterthur, SUI; Everett Silvertips
#24. Vancouver Canucks – Hunter Shinkaruk, F; Calgary, AB; Medicine Hat Tigers
#26. Anaheim Ducks – Shea Theodore, D; Langley,B.C.; Seattle Thunderbirds
#28. Calgary Flames – Morgan Klimchuk, F; Calgary, AB; Regina Pats

2nd Round
#43. Winnipeg Jets – Nicolas Petan, F; Delta, B.C.; Portland Winterhawks
#44. Pittsburgh Penguins – Tristan Jarry, G; Delta, B.C.; Edmonton Oil Kings
#50. Columbus Blue Jackets – Dillon Heatherington, D; Calgary, AB; Swift Current Broncos
#53. Washington Capitals – Madison Bowey, D; Winnipeg, MB; Kelowna Rockets
#59. Winnipeg Jets – Eric Comrie, G; Newport Beach, CA; Tri-City Americans

3rd Round
#67. Calgary Flames – Keegan Kanzig, D; Athabasca, AB; Victoria Royals
#72. Philadelphia Flyers – Tyrell Goulbourne, F; Edmonton, AB; Kelowna Rockets
#89. Columbus Blue Jackets – Oliver Bjorkstrand,F; Herning, DEN; Portland Winterhawks
#91. Winnipeg Jets – JC Lipon; Regina, F, SK; Kamloops Blazers

4th Round
#93. Colorado Avalanche – Mason Geertsen, D; Rocky Rapids, AB; Vancouver Giants
#94. Edmonton Oilers – Jackson Houck, F; North Vancouver, B.C.; Vancouver Giants
#112. St. Louis Blues – Zachary Pochiro, F; Las Vegas, NV; Prince George Cougars

5th Round
#131. Dallas Stars – Cole Ully, F; Calgary, AB; Kamloops Blazers
#135. Calgary Flames – Eric Roy, D; Beauval, SK; Brandon Wheat Kings
#139. Detroit Red Wings – Mitchell Wheaton, D; Sherwood Park, AB; Kelowna Rockets
#146. Los Angeles Kings – Patrik Bartosak, G; Koprivnice, CZE; Red Deer Rebels

6th Round
#158. Edmonton Oilers – Ben Betker, D; Cranbrook, B.C.; Everett Silvertips
#160. New Jersey Devils – Myles Bell, F; Calgary, AB; Kelowna Rockets
#163. Phoenix Coyotes – Brendan Burke, G; Scottsdale, AZ; Portland Winterhawks
#169. Detroit Red Wings – Marc McNulty, D; Medicine Hat, AB; Prince George Cougars
#170. New York Rangers – Mackenzie Skapski, G; Abbotsford, B.C.; Kootenay Ice

7th Round
#188. Edmonton Oilers – Greg Chase, F; Sherwood Park, AB; Calgary Hitmen
#190. Winnipeg Jets – Brenden Kichton, D; Spruce Grove, AB; Spokane Chiefs
#196. New York Islanders – Kyle Burroughs, D; Langley, B.C.; Regina Pats
#204. Washington Capitals – Tyler Lewington, D; Sherwood Park, AB; Medicine Hat Tigers

Past WHL – NHL Draft Results
A total of 33 WHL players were selected in the 2013 NHL Draft, including eight in the 1st round
A total of 32 WHL players were selected in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, including six in the 1st round.
A total of 33 WHL players were selected in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, including five in the 1st round.
A total of 43 WHL players were selected in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, including seven in the 1st round.
A total of 31 WHL players were selected in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, including five in the 1st round.
A total of 37 WHL players were selected in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, including nine in the 1st round.
A total of 37 WHL players were selected in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, including nine in the 1st round.
A total of 24 WHL players were selected in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, including four in the 1st round.
A total of 43 WHL players were selected in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, including four in the 1st round.