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Selection order established Wednesday following 2020 WHL Bantam Draft Lottery

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Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today the Regina Pats will select first overall in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft, following the completion of the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft Lottery at the WHL Office in Calgary, AB.

The Edmonton Oil Kings hold the 20th overall selection in the first round of the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft.

The Pats hold the first overall selection after acquiring the first round pick that previously belonged to the Swift Current Broncos. As a result of the lottery proceedings, the Prince George Cougars will move up two places and will select second overall in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft.

The WHL Bantam Draft Lottery involved the six lowest-place Clubs (Swift Current, Moose Jaw, Tri-City, Prince George, Regina, and Red Deer) from the 2019-20 WHL regular season. A team may only move up a maximum of two positions in the WHL Bantam Draft. The selection process for the WHL Bantam Draft lottery was performed by Bennett Huber from KPMG.

The 2020 WHL Bantam Draft will be conducted online on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

The order of the second round and all other rounds will be the inverse order of final 2019-20 WHL regular season standings.

Players eligible for the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft will be 2005-born players who reside in Alberta, B.C., Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

2020 WHL BANTAM DRAFT FIRST ROUND ORDER OF SELECTION
Following is the order of selection for the first round of the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft

1. Regina Pats (from Swift Current Broncos via Lethbridge)
2. Prince George Cougars
3. Moose Jaw Warriors
4. Tri-City Americans
5. Saskatoon Blades (from Regina Pats)
6. Red Deer Rebels
7. Seattle Thunderbirds
8. Kelowna Rockets
9. Victoria Royals
10. Vancouver Giants
11. Medicine Hat Tigers (from Saskatoon Blades)
12. Calgary Hitmen
13. Brandon Wheat Kings
14. Winnipeg ICE
15. Prince Albert Raiders
16. Lethbridge Hurricanes
17. Prince George Cougars (from Medicine Hat Tigers)
18. Spokane Chiefs
19. Kamloops Blazers
20. Edmonton Oil Kings
21. Swift Current Broncos (from Everett Silvertips)
22. Prince George Cougars (from Portland Winterhawks)

SECOND ROUND (AND ALL SUBSEQUENT ROUNDS) ORDER OF SELECTION
Following is the order of selection for the second and all subsequent rounds of the WHL Bantam Draft:

(Please note that traded picks are not indicated)

1. Swift Current Broncos
2. Moose Jaw Warriors
3. Tri-City Americans
4. Prince George Cougars
5. Regina Pats
6. Red Deer Rebels
7. Seattle Thunderbirds
8. Kelowna Rockets
9. Victoria Royals
10. Vancouver Giants
11. Saskatoon Blades
12. Calgary Hitmen
13. Brandon Wheat Kings
14. Winnipeg ICE
15. Prince Albert Raiders
16. Lethbridge Hurricanes
17. Medicine Hat Tigers
18. Spokane Chiefs
19. Kamloops Blazers
20. Edmonton Oil Kings
21. Everett Silvertips
22. Portland Winterhawks

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