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8 MANITOBANS SELECTED IN 2017 NHL ENTRY DRAFT

by Hockey Manitoba  |  June 27, 2017 4:09 pm

WINNIPEG, MB – Eight (8) Manitoba-born players, including seven (7) from the Western Hockey League and five (5) U-16 Team MB alumni, had their names called this past weekend at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.  The 1st round was completed Friday, June 23rd with rounds 2-7 taking place Saturday June 24th all at the United Center in Chicago, IL.  The NHL Entry Draft is held annually after the completion of the NHL Playoffs and brings together the thirty-one (31) teams to select the rights of the best amateur hockey players who meet the draft eligibility requirements.

Manitobans drafted in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft:

Rnd Overall Pos. First Name Last Name Hometown NHL Team/Amateur Team
1 2 C Nolan Patrick Winnipeg Philadelphia Flyers/Brandon (WHL)
1 6 C Cody Glass Winnipeg Vegas Golden Knights/Portland (WHL)
2 56 D Josh Brook Roblin Montreal Canadiens/Moose Jaw (WHL)
3 67 C Morgan Geekie Strathclair Carolina Hurricanes/Tri-City (WHL)
3 73 RW Stelio Mattheos Winnipeg Carolina Hurricanes/Brandon (WHL)
4 94 RW Nick Henry Portage Colorado Avalanche/Kootenay (WHL)
6 163 RW Brett Davis Oakbank Dallas Stars/Kootenay (WHL)
7 196 D Wyatt Kalynuk Virden Philadelphia Flyers/Bloomington (USHL)

 

The Winnipeg Jets also had 8 selections in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft:

Rnd Overall Pos. First Name Last Name Hometown Amateur Team
1 24 LW Kristian Vesalainen Helsinki, FIN Frolunda (SHL)
2 43 D Dylan Samberg Saginaw, MN, USA Hermantown (High-MN)
3 74 D Johnny Kovacevic Niagara Falls, ON Merrimack (NCAA)
4 105 C Santeri Virtanan Kirkkonummi, FIN TPS Jr. (FIN)
5 136 D Leon Gawanke Berlin, DEU Cape Brenton (QMJHL)
6 167 G Arvid Holm Ljungby, SWE Karlskrona HK J20 (SWE)
7 198 LW Skyler Mckenzie Sherwood Park, AB Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
7 211 D Croix Evingson Anchorage, AK, USA Shreveport (NAHL)

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