Nov 14 2023

Record high 17 SMHA Players selected in WHL Draft

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SMHA congratulates 17 of our players that were recognized for their hard work and dedication by being selected in the 2023 WHL Draft conducted on May 11, 2023.

The 17 players selected in one draft is a new SMHA record - 16 players had been drafted in two other seasons (2007 & 2021).

Congratulations to the 2008 birth year players on their performance and hard work.

17 Picks by the Numbers:

By position:
-2 goaltenders
-8 defence
-7 forwards

By zone:
-Aces - 0
-Bobcats - 2
-Flyers - 5
-Redwings - 4
-Renegades - 0
-Wild - 6

By U15AA team:
-Outlaws - 6
-Generals - 4
-Bandits - 3
-Stallions - 3

Congratulations again to the 17 players selected in the WHL Draft.

- Caine Wilke (F), Wild zone, 20th overall to Everett Silvertips
- Nigel Boehm (D), Bobcats zone, 28th overall to Brandon Wheat Kings
- Will Degagne (D), Flyers zone, 38th overall to Moose Jaw Warriors
- Jake Missura (D), Redwings zone, 40th overall to Red Deer Rebels
- Owen Chapman (F), Redwings zone, 59th overall to Portland Winterhawks
- Eric Grandberg (D), Redwings zone, 93rd overall to Prince Albert Raiders
- Jack Lavallee (D), Flyers zone, 97th overall to Saskatoon Blades
- Kohen Volk (D), Wild zone, 120th overall to Regina Pats
- Barret Berger (D), Wild zone, 123rd overall to Tri City Americans
- Shaan Basran (F), Flyers zone, 128th overall to Winnipeg Ice
- Luke Norman (G), Flyers zone, 147th overall to Prince George Cougars
- Luke Senick (F), Wild zone, 151st overall to Saskatoon Blades
- Sam Lukenchuk (D), Wild zone, 165th overall to Calgary Hitmen
- Cooper Ernewein (F), Wild zone, 175th overall to Seattle Thunderbirds
- Charlie Kay (F), Redwings zone, 177th overall to Edmonton Oil Kings
- Davey Fisher (F), Bobcats zone, 192nd overall to Moose Jaw Warriors
- Madex Kabrud (G), Flyers zone, 196th overall to Kamloops Blazers

44 Saskatchewan players were selected in the 2023 draft. 233 players were selected in total.

For the complete draft list from the WHL website, please CLICK HERE

** Reminder to players not drafted to just keep on working at it!  Nearly half the players on WHL rosters are undrafted players that were listed after their draft years.  Think Jerome Iginla and Michael Ferland as just a couple of examples of undrafted players that did well for themselves.










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