2019 NHL Draft: WHL club social media roundup


With the final social media roundup of the 2019 NHL Draft, we take a look at the true inside scoop Western Hockey League clubs posted on their NHL Draft prospects. Going through the league alphabetically, a collection of NHL drafted players content is provided below.

Round 6: #171 – Luka Burzan (F) – Colorado Avalanche; Brandon Wheat Kings; Surrey, B.C.
Beginning with the Brandon Wheat Kings, check out Luka Burzan’s season recap.

Round 5: #125 – Mark Kastelic (F) – Ottawa Senators; Calgary Hitmen; Phoenix, Ariz.
Round 5: #133 – Carson Focht (F) – Vancouver Canucks; Calgary Hitmen; Regina, Sask.
The Calgary Hitmen saw captain Mark Kastelic and Carson Focht both drafted in the fifth round. 

Round 2: #49 – Matthew Robertson (D) – New York Rangers; Edmonton Oil Kings; Sherwood Park, Alta.
Edmonton Oil Kings’ defenceman Matthew Robertson’s season recap can be found here. 

Round 3: #77 – Gianni Fairbrother (D) – Montreal Canadiens; Everett Silvertips; North Vancouver, B.C.
Round 7: #214 – Dustin Wolf (G) – Calgary Flames; Everett Silvertips; Tustin, Calif.
The Everett Silvertips saw two players drafted on June 22, 2019, in the form of defenceman Gianni Fairbrother and goaltender Dustin Wolf.

Hear from Fairbrother and Wolf after they were drafted and also from the Silvertips’ families after hearing their sons’ names get called at the 2019 NHL Draft. 

Round 6: #182 – Quinn Schmiemann (D) – Tampa Bay Lightning; Kamloops Blazers; Wilcox, Sask.
The Kamloops Blazers’ defenceman Quinn Schmiemann was at his high school graduation in Saskatchewan when he found out he was drafted! Check out this story and his season recap! 

Round 1: #19 – Lassi Thomson (D) – Ottawa Senators; Kelowna Rockets; Tampere, Finland
Round 1: #27 – Nolan Foote (F) – Tampa Bay Lightning; Kelowna Rockets; Kelowna, B.C.
Round 2: #41 – Kaedan Korczak (D) – Vegas Golden Knights; Kelowna Rockets; Yorkton, Sask.
Round 2: #55 – Dillon Hamaliuk (F) – San Jose Sharks; Kelowna Rockets; Leduc, Alta.

The Kelowna Rockets lead the Canadian Hockey League with the most draft prospects selected in the 2019 NHL Draft from one team and they were very excited!

Round 1: #7 – Dylan Cozens (F) – Buffalo Sabres; Lethbridge Hurricanes; Whitehorse, Yukon
After being selected in the first round, the Lethbridge Hurricanes provided interview footage on Dylan Cozens. 

Round 2: #37 – Mads Søgaard (G) – Ottawa Senators; Medicine Hat Tigers; Aalborg, Denmark
Check out this season recap the Medicine Hat Tigers provided on Mads Sogaard!

Round 1: #29 – Brayden Tracey (F) – Anaheim Ducks; Moose Jaw Warriors; Calgary, Alta.
The Moose Jaw Warriors created an NHL Draft summary on Brayden Tracey. 

Round 3: #69 – John Ludvig (D) – Florida Panthers; Portland Winterhawks; Kamloops, B.C.
Round 5: #147 – Reece Newkirk (F) – New York Islanders; Portland Winterhawks; Moose Jaw, Sask.
With both John Ludvig and Reece Newkirk selected in the 2019 NHL Draft, the Portland Winterhawks compiled their stats and achievements throughout the season in this post and provided a recap on the Winterhawks NHL Draft.

Round 2: #56 – Brett Leason (F) – Washington Capitals; Prince Albert Raiders; Calgary, Alta.
Round 3: #91 – Aliaksei Protas (F) – Washington Capitals; Prince Albert Raiders; Vitebsk, Belarus

The 2019 Rogers WHL Champions crafted a story on Brett Leason and Aliaksei Protas’ journey this season to the NHL Draft.

Round 7: #194 – Cole Moberg (D) – Chicago Blackhawks; Prince George Cougars; North Vancouver, B.C.
Check out the Prince George Cougars’ season recap on Cole Moberg. 

Round 1: #3 – Kirby Dach (F) – Chicago Blackhawks; Saskatoon Blades; Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.
With the third-overall selection in the NHL Draft, the Saskatoon Blades were happy to report on Kirby Dach’s journey and achievement.

Round 5: #136 – Henrik Rybinski (F) – Florida Panthers; Seattle Thunderbirds; Vancouver, B.C.
Round 6: #169 – Roddy Ross (G) – Philadelphia Flyers; Seattle Thunderbirds; Meadow Lake, Sask.  
Round 7: #199 – Matthew Wedman (F) – Florida Panthers; Seattle Thunderbirds; Edmonton, Alta.
With three Seattle Thunder Birds, Henrik Rybinski, Roddy Ross and Matthew Wedman, selected in the NHL Draft, there was a full recap story provided by the Thunderbirds.

Round 2: #75 – Adam Beckman (F) – Minnesota Wild; Spokane Chiefs; Saskatoon, Sask.
The Spokane Chiefs put out a story on rookie Adam Beckman and his draft day. 

Round 5: #140 – Sasha Mutala (F) – Colorado Avalanche; Tri-City Americans; Vancouver, B.C.
Check out Tri-City American’s forward Sasha Mutala’s thoughts after being drafted. 

Round 1: #4 – Bowen Byram (D) – Colorado Avalanche; Vancouver Giants; Cranbrook, B.C.
Round 7: #202 – Trent Miner (G) – Colorado Avalanche; Vancouver Giants; Brandon, Man.
The Vancouver Giants made history when both Bowen Byram and Trent Miner were selected by the Colorado Avalanche at the NHL Draft.

Round 1: #17 – Peyton Krebs (F) – Vegas Golden Knights; Winnipeg ICE; Okotoks, Alta.
The Winnipeg ICE review Peyton Krebs’ hockey history on their website.


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