Hitmen To Pick Fourth Overall In The 2018 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft

The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club will select fourth overall when the Western Hockey League holds its annual bantam draft on May 3 in Red Deer, AB.

The pick was determined this morning during the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft Lottery involving the six non-playoff teams from the 2017-18 regular season.

The remaining draft order is based on the inverse overall standings.


1 4 CGY lottery pick
2 25 CGY
2 36 CGY from TC Pick acquired in the Bean trade
2 43 CGY from SC Pick acquired in the Gennaro/Malenstyn trade
3 47 CGY
3 54 CGY from SEA via KEL/PA Pick acquired in the Hyman trade
4 69 CGY
4 71 CGY from PA via KAM Pick acquired in the Stallard trade
5 91 SC via CGY Pick dealt in in the Gennaro/Malenstyn trade
6 113 CGY
7 135 CGY

Nearly 100 Hitmen bantam picks have gone on to play for the franchise including: Jackson van de Leest (2016), Tristen Nielsen (2015), Mark Kastelic (2014), Beck Malenstyn (2013), Jake Virtanen (2011), Colby Harmsworth (2010), Kenton Helgesen (2009), Cody Sylvester (2007), Matt Mackenzie (2006), Martin Jones (2005), Brett Sonne (2004), Karl Alzner (2003) and Ryan Getzlaf (2000).

The 2018 WHL Bantam Draft will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer, AB.

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