Friday, May 3, 2002

Gilbert Brule selected 1st overall in 2002 WHL Bantam Draft

The Western Hockey League conducted the 13th Annual Bantam Draft on Thursday, May 2nd, at the Pengrowth Saddledome in the Air Canada Club.

For the first time in the history of the Bantam Draft, the first overall pick was traded. The Prince Albert Raiders traded the first overall pick to the Vancouver Giants in exchange for the third overall pick and a third round pick. The Giants then selected Gilbert Brule as the number one player taken in the 2002 WHL Bantam Draft. Brule is a centreman from North Vancouver, British Columbia. The Vancouver Giants with the second overall selection, picked up another centreman from Calgary, Alberta, Daniel Bertram. The third overall pick went to the Prince Albert Raiders and they selected Mike Gauthier, a defenceman from Vancouver, British Columbia.

The WHL Bantam Draft is a talent identification process which serves as the first opportunity for WHL teams to add players in the bantam age group, 1987 birthdates, to their respective 50 player lists. Numerous players are not selected during the Bantam Draft but develop and become WHL stars at a later date. Some examples include the 2002 WHL Player of the Year, Dan Hamhuis of the Prince George Cougars and the 2002 NHL scoring leader and former Kamloops Blazer, Jarome Iginla. Also included in this group are projected 2002 NHL Entry Draft first round selections, Scottie Upshall of the Kamloops Blazers and Joffrey Lupul of the Medicine Hat Tigers.

The breakdown of 2002 Bantam selections were as follows; a total of 192 players were chosen. 53 players came from the province of Alberta, followed by British Columbia with 51 and Saskatchewan with 46. There were 30 players selected from Manitoba and 12 players were chosen from the United States.

Bantam Draft Selections

ROUND 1
PICK
TEAM
TRADED TO
PLAYER
POS
D.O.B.
HOMETOWN
1
Prince Albert
Vancouver
Gilbert Brule
C
01/01/87
North Vancouver, BC
2
Vancouver
Daniel Bertram
C
01/14/87
Calgary, AB
3
Medicine Hat
Van / PA
Mike Gauthier
D
03/26/87
Vancouver, BC
4
Seattle
Chris Durand
C
01/21/87
Saskatoon,Sk
5
Saskatoon
Devin Setoguchi
RW
01/01/87
Taber, Ab
6
Moose Jaw
Kendall, McCardle
LW
01/04/87
Burnaby, BC
7
Tri-Cities
Carey Price
G
08/16/87
Williams Lake, BC
8
Lethbridge
Michael Kaye
RW
02/14/87
Saskatoon,Sk
9
Calgary
Riley Merkley
C
04/25/87
Blackie, AB
10
Kelowna
Kevin Reinholt
D
01/07/87
Toefield, AB
11
Prince George
Nick Drazenovic
C
01/14/87
Prince George, BC
12
Spokane
Adam Hobson
C
01/09/87
Mission, BC
13
Portland
Lethbridge
Kenny Petkau
RW
03/16/87
Surrey, BC
14
Kootenay
Swift Current
Ryan Sawka
C
04/13/87
Emerald Park, SK
15
Kamloops
Kelvin Sagert
D
01/20/87
Abbotsford, BC
16
Regina
Tanner Stockwell
D
07/04/87
Strathmore, AB
17
Brandon
Codey Burki
C
11/17/87
Winnipeg, MB
18
Swift Current
Billy Smith
C
08/10/86
Sterling, AK
19
Red Deer
Paul Kurceba
D
02/19/87
Calgary, AB

ROUND 2
PICK
TEAM
TRADED TO
PLAYER
POS
D.O.B.
HOMETOWN
20
Vancouver
Shaun Vey
RW
06/27/87
Wakaw, SK
21
Seattle
Brenton Stamler
D
03/10/87
Beaumont, AB
22
Prince Albert
Julian Marcuzzi
D
04/05/87
Vancouver, BC
23
Saskatoon
Boris Leckovic
RW
03/01/87
Burnaby, BC
24
Medicine Hat
Tri-Cities
Dave Falk
LW
04/23/87
Saskatoon, SK
25
Moose Jaw
Jason Battertshill
D
06/22/87
Calgary, AB
26
Tri-Cities
Kirk Meaver
RW
07/19/87
Williams Lake, BC
27
Lethbridge
Chase Hentiuk
D
04/05/87
Spruce Grove, AB
28
Calgary
Scott Henning
LW
07/14/87
Unity, SK
29
Kelowna
PA / SPO
Jason Lynch
D
05/26/87
Coquitlam, BC
30
Prince George
Greg Gardner
C
04/29/87
Cold Lake, AB
31
Spokane
PA / KAM
Moises Gutlerrez
RW
07/20/86
Anchorage, AK
32
Portland
Fraser McLaren
LW
10/27/87
Winnipeg, MB
33
Kootenay
Laine Allen
RW
10/19/87
Jarvie, AB
34
Kamloops
Prince Albert
Mike Wilson
D
08/05/87
Vancouver, BC
35
Regina
Kootenay
Wayne Bass
C
02/25/87
Mafeking, MB
36
Brandon
Ryan Reeves
RW
01/20/87
Winnipeg, MB
37
Swift Current
Clayton Bauer
LW
01/31/87
Kelowna, BC
38
Red Deer
Dan Mercer
D
05/04/87
Delta, BC

ROUND 3
PICK
TEAM
TRADED TO
PLAYER
POS
D.O.B.
HOMETOWN
39
Vancouver
Jordan Kaczmer
G
08/15/87
Pilot Butte, SK
40
Seattle
Moose Jaw
Tanner Gillies
RW
06/14/87
Swift Current, SK
41
Prince Albert
Kamloops
Brock Bradford
C
01/07/87
Burnaby, BC
42
Saskatoon
Seattle
Scott Jackson
D
02/05/87
Salmon Arm, BC
43
Medicine Hat
Regina
Matt Sawa
C
05/02/87
Regina, SK
44
Moose Jaw
Justin Scott
C
10/17/87
Yorkton, SK
45
Tri-Cities
Swift Current
Mark Dafoe
D
04/05/87
Trail, BC
46
Lethbridge
Judd Blackwater
C
06/22/87
Lethbridge, AB
47
Calgary
Russ Nielsen
D
02/20/87
Wilkie, SK
48
Kelowna
Nathan Pederson
D
07/31/87
Eston, SK
49
Prince George
Prince Albert
A.J Thelen
D
03/11/86
Savage, MN
50
Spokane
Prince Albert
Ben Street
C
02/13/87
Coquitlam, BC
51
Portland
Kevin Tipper
D
06/09/87
Richmond, BC
52
Kootenay
Van / PA
Jordan Morgan
LW
03/23/87
Regina, SK
53
Kamloops
VAN / RDR
Tyler Dittmer
LW
09/22/87
Brandon, MB
54
Regina
Tri-Cities
Clinton Pettapiece
C
02/23/87
Christina Lake, BC
55
Brandon
Tyler Plant
G
05/16/87
Brandon, MB
56
Swift Current
Spokane
Myles Stoesz
D
02/15/87
Stienbach, MB
57
Red Deer
Saskatoon
Nicholas Knudsen
D
10/20/87
Aldergrove, BC

ROUND 4
PICK
TEAM
TRADED TO
PLAYER
POS
D.O.B.
HOMETOWN
58
Vancouver
Prince George
Michael Fogolin
D
03/17/87
Edmonton, AB
59
Seattle
PA / SPO
Ryan Adams
C
01/18/87
Eatonia, SK
60
Prince Albert
Seattle
Gavin McHale
G
10/23/87
Winnipeg, MB
61
Saskatoon
Garett Hunt
LW
10/14/87
Maple Ridge, BC
62
Medicine Hat
David Schlemko
D
05/07/87
Edmonton, AB
63
Moose Jaw
Chris Smith
D
01/12/87
Debden, SK
64
Tri-Cities
Prince Albert
Preston Mosewich
C
07/21/87
Saskatoon, SK
65
Lethbridge
R. J LaRochelle
D
09/13/87
Swift Current, SK
66
Calgary
Alex Evin
G
03/19/87
Castlegar, BC
67
Kelowna
Jordan Wilson
C
03/27/87
Winnipeg, MB
68
Prince George
Medicine Hat
Gordon Baldwin
D
10/20/87
Winnipeg, MB
69
Spokane
Saskatoon
Luke Brisebois
D
01/28/87
Saskatoon, SK
70
Portland
Rick Lecuyer
D
01/23/87
Winnipeg, MB
71
Kootenay
Steven DaSilva
RW
02/10/87
Saskatoon, SK
72
Kamloops
Seattle
David Linsley
C
02/24/87
Outlook, SK
73
Regina
Zack McKinnon
LW
03/03/87
Elk Point, Ab
74
Brandon
Dennis Kubat
C
08/16/87
Outlook, SK
75
Swift Current
RDR / VAN
Brendan Nask
D
03/31/87
Kamloops, BC
76
Red Deer
Kelowna
Kris Westbloom
G
03/26/87
Meadow Lake, Sk

ROUND 5
PICK
TEAM
TRADED TO
PLAYER
POS
D.O.B.
HOMETOWN
77
Vancouver
Kamloops
Ryan Bender
D
02/20/87
Regina, SK
78
Seattle
Calgary
Tim Armour
C
06/28/87
Winnipeg, MB
79
Prince Albert
Garth Collins
D
09/06/87
Edmonton, AB
80
Saskatoon
Spokane
Peter Merth
D
06/19/87
Anmere, BC
81
Medicine Hat
Prince Albert
Blaine Neufeld
G
02/28/87
Winkler, MB
82
Moose Jaw
RDR / VAN
Brandon Brown
D
03/19/87
Walla Walla, WA
83
Tri-Cities
KAM / PA
Logan Sexsmith
RW
06/25/87
Priddis, AB
84
Lethbridge
Shaun Nepanik
D
02/11/87
Torquay, SK
85
Calgary
Kootenay
Adam Stepp
D
02/11/87
Torquay, SK
86
Kelowna
Prince George
Ryan Gillen
D
05/11/87
Golden, BC
87
Prince George
Spokane / MJ
Chris Pearson
LW
01/17/87
Vernon, BC
88
Spokane
Portland
Brandon Dubinsky
LW
04/29/86
Anchorage, AK
89
Portland
Dustin Butler
G
12/30/87
High River, AB
90
Kootenay
Christopher Cook
LW
03/28/87
Calgary, AB
91
Kamloops
Scott Brownlee
LW
06/27/87
Unity, Sk
92
Regina
Kamloops
Curtis Schaan
D
09/26/87
Watrous, SK
93
Brandon
Mark Louis
D
09/18/87
Lacombe, AB
94
Swift Current
Michael Hengen
D
11/27/87
Surrey, BC
95
Red Deer
Jacob Dietrich
D
06/20/87
Deloraine, MB

ROUND 6
PICK
TEAM
TRADED TO
PLAYER
POS
D.O.B.
HOMETOWN
96
Vancouver
J. D Watt
RW
03/25/87
Cremona, AB
97
Seattle
Kelowna
Tanner Irwin
C
05/02/87
Winnipeg, MB
98
Prince Albert
Lethbridge
Philip Magistrale
D
01/04/02
Tsawassen, BC
99
Saskatoon
Jesse Smyke
RW
01/04/87
Calgary, AB
100
Medicine Hat
Jason Vokey
LW
03/07/87
Edmonton, AB
101
Moose Jaw
Spokane
Barrett Penner
LW
02/06/87
Kindersley, SK
102
Tri-Cities
Swift Current
Jerrid Sauer
RW
09/12/87
Medicine Hat, AB
103
Lethbridge
Saskatoon
Dylan Thornton
D
04/16/87
Saskatoon, SK
104
Calgary
Kyle Desmit
D
01/05/87
Mannville, AB
105
Kelowna
Aaron Tozer
C
08/24/87
Kelowna, BC
106
Prince George
Dustin Kimber
C
07/09/87
Lundar, MB
107
Spokane
Chris Smith
RW
02/04/87
Abbotsford, BC
108
Portland
Brendan Mikkelson
D
06/22/87
St. Albert, AB
109
Kootenay
Matthew Thomson
G
03/20/87
Victoria, BC
110
Kamloops
Matt Butcher
C
01/01/87
Bellingham, WA
111
Regina
Derek Reinhart
D
04/20/87
Rosalind, AB
112
Brandon
Michael Wier
D
06/04/87
Miami, MB
113
Swift Current
Luke Hughson
D
06/01/87
Smithers, BC
114
Red Deer
Trevor Peeters
G
07/02/87
Bon Accord, AB

ROUND 7
PICK
TEAM
TRADED TO
PLAYER
POS
D.O.B.
HOMETOWN
115
Vancouver
Tri-Cities
Kyle Reed
LW
03/17/87
Calgary, AB
116
Seattle
Yashar Furmanara
C
02/26/87
West Vancouver, BC
117
Prince Albert
Jeff May
D
04/04/87
Richmond, BC
118
Saskatoon
David Filewich
LW
01/09/87
Sherwood Park, AB
119
Medicine Hat
Jeff Paukovich
C
04/26/86
Denver, CO
120
Moose Jaw
Karey Pieper
LW
10/22/87
Coronation, AB
121
Tri-Cities
Coleton Thielman
LW
05/15/87
Langley, BC
122
Lethbridge
Matt Glasser
C
01/11/87
Calgary, AB
123
Calgary
Jason Gray
D
03/19/87
Winnipeg, MB
124
Kelowna
Myles Masse
D
10/31/87
Regina, SK
125
Prince George
Kyle McConnell
G
09/22/87
Fort McMurray, AB
126
Spokane
Raj Toor
D
08/21/87
Burnaby, BC
127
Portland
Cam Humphrey
LW
05/08/87
Castlegar, BC
128
Kootenay
Seattle
John Vadnais
D
04/07/86
Faribault, MN
129
Kamloops
Jesse Todd
D
03/11/87
Calgary, AB
130
Regina
Michael O' Dwyer
RW
01/04/87
Innisfail, AB
131
Brandon
Kevin Undershute
LW
04/12/87
Medicine Hat, AB
132
Swift Current
Ted Gauthier
LW
03/26/87
North Vancouver, BC
133
Red Deer
Kris Gomez
LW
07/30/87
Port Alberni, BC

ROUND 8
PICK
TEAM
TRADED TO
PLAYER
POS
D.O.B.
HOMETOWN
134
Vancouver
Nick Colliton
RW
06/18/87
Blackie, AB
135
Seattle
Curtis Patterson
D
05/25/87
Saskatoon, SK
136
Prince Albert
Taylor McClay
C
06/15/87
Delta, BC
137
Saskatoon
Dashka Volodymyr
D
10/09/87
Okotoks, AB
138
Medicine Hat
Kris Russell
D
05/02/87
Caroline, AB
139
Moose Jaw
Mason Holmes
D
04/30/87
Vernon, AB
140
Tri-Cities
Jordan Reid
RW
09/02/87
Prince George, BC
141
Lethbridge
Patrick Lindsay
D
01/30/87
Gimli, MB
142
Calgary
Nick Armand
G
10/02/87
Calgary, AB
143
Kelowna
David Michiels
C
01/03/87
Holland, MB
144
Prince George
Kevin Cuddington
RW
05/21/87
Wawota, SK
145
Spokane
Chris Bruton
C
01/23/87
Calgary, AB
146
Portland
Russell Laforest
C
02/06/87
Squamish, BC
147
Kootenay
Jason Isfeld
D
08/27/87
Calgary, AB
148
Kamloops
Ben Olson
D
04/29/87
Port McNeil, BC
149
Regina
Jeff Laschowski
D
08/04/87
St. Paul, AB
150
Brandon
Prince George
Michael Fedorak
LW
04/23/87
Kamsack, SK
151
Swift Current
Alex Laseen
C
11/18/86
Rancho Palas Verdes, CA
152
Red Deer
John Flatters
D
06/17/87
Calgary, AB

ROUND 9
PICK
TEAM
TRADED TO
PLAYER
POS
D.O.B.
HOMETOWN
153
Vancouver
RileyWestherhead
C
03/12/87
Nakusp, BC
154
Seattle
Medicine Hat
Aaron Skoleski
LW
01/31/87
Winnipeg, MB
155
Prince Albert
Spokane
Dustin Wenzel
C
04/22/87
Consul, SK
156
Saskatoon
Keith Voyetecchek
LW
02/03/87
Sherwood Park, AB
157
Medicine Hat
Darren Helm
C
01/21/87
Winnipeg, MB
158
Moose Jaw
Jason Bliid
LW
07/25/87
Strathmore, AB
159
Tri-Cities
Justin Fechione
D
07/07/86
Anchorage, AB
160
Lethbridge
Tayler Watt
C
06/03/87
Melfort, SK
161
Calgary
Kelowna
Logan McGillis
RW
05/13/87
Saskatoon, SK
162
Kelowna
Sam Penny
LW
10/09/87
Cold Lake, AB
163
Prince George
Kealin Wong
D
03/25/87
Regina, SK
164
Spokane
Kelowna
Troy Ofukany
LW
02/02/87
Kamloops, BC
165
Portland
PASS
166
Kootenay
Michael Young
D
04/28/87
Williams Lake, BC
167
Kamloops
Brock Nixon
RW
02/04/87
Russell, MB
168
Regina
SEA / REG
Scott Wagner
RW
05/24/87
Winnipeg, MB
169
Brandon
Daryl Boyle
D
02/24/87
Lethbridge, AB
170
Swift Current
PASS
171
Red Deer
Kyle Kuisle
C
07/30/87
Regina, SK

ROUND 10
PICK
TEAM
TRADED TO
PLAYER
POS
D.O.B.
HOMETOWN
172
Vancouver
Medicine Hat
Derek Ranson
D
01/05/87
Winnipeg, MB
173
Seattle
PASS
174
Prince Albert
Spokane
Mike Marino
G
10/05/87
Coquitlam, BC
175
Saskatoon
PASS
176
Medicine Hat
Kent Morrison
G
03/27/87
Moose Jaw, SK
177
Moose Jaw
PASS
178
Tri-Cities
Kyle Grona
D
02/18/87
Kelvington, SK
179
Lethbridge
Blake Martin
C
11/10/86
Anchorage, AK
180
Calgary
Terrance Delorande
C
01/08/87
Fisherbrand, MB
181
Kelowna
PASS
182
Prince George
Ryan Weber
C
08/12/87
Spruce Grove, AB
183
Spokane
PASS
184
Portland
PASS
185
Kootenay
Saskatoon
PASS
186
Kamloops
David Reekie
G
07/16/87
Saskatoon, SK
187
Regina
Brad Harding
C
01/15/87
Watrous, SK
188
Brandon
Tyler Strautman
LW
04/13/87
Leduc, AB
189
Swift Current
PASS
190
Red Deer
Andre Herman
LW
04/13/87
Sherwood Park, AB

ROUND 11
PICK
TEAM
TRADED TO
PLAYER
POS
D.O.B.
HOMETOWN
191
Vancouver
Medicine Hat
Ryan Holiday
LW
06/26/87
Brandon, MB
192
Seattle
PASS
193
Prince Albert
PASS
194
Saskatoon
PASS
195
Medicine Hat
Tyler Skanderup
LW
03/06/87
Tilley, AB
196
Moose Jaw
PASS
197
Tri-Cities
PASS
198
Lethbridge
PASS
199
Calgary
PASS
200
Kelowna
PASS
201
Prince George
Ryan De Vries
D
04/16/87
Smithers, BC
202
Spokane
PASS
203
Portland
PASS
204
Kootenay
Ryan Russell
LW
05/02/87
Caroline, AB
205
Kamloops
Warren Booth
RW
02/25/87
Meadow Lake, SK
206
Regina
Ben Manley
G
01/13/87
Cansul, SK
207
Brandon
Theran Yeo
D
12/18/87
Prince Albert, SK
208
Swift Current
PASS
209
Red Deer
PASS

ROUND 12
PICK
TEAM
TRADED TO
PLAYER
POS
D.O.B.
HOMETOWN
210
Vancouver
Medicine Hat
PASS
211
Seattle
PASS
212
Prince Albert
PASS
213
Saskatoon
PASS
214
Medicine Hat
PASS
215
Moose Jaw
PASS
216
Tri-Cities
PASS
217
Lethbridge
PASS
218
Calgary
PASS
219
Kelowna
PASS
220
Prince George
PASS
221
Spokane
PASS
222
Portland
PASS
223
Kootenay
PASS
224
Kamloops
Patrtick Cex
LW
06/13/87
Saskatoon, SK
225
Regina
Kyle Dyck
C
05/31/87
Stienbach, MB
226
Brandon
Dustin Colom
D
01/04/87
Brandon, MB
227
Swift Current
PASS
228
Red Deer
PASS

ROUND 13
PICK
TEAM
TRADED TO
PLAYER
POS
D.O.B.
HOMETOWN
229
Vancouver
PASS
230
Seattle
PASS
231
Prince Albert
PASS
232
Saskatoon
PASS
233
Medicine Hat
PASS
234
Moose Jaw
PASS
235
Tri-Cities
PASS
236
Lethbridge
PASS
237
Calgary
PASS
238
Kelowna
PASS
239
Prince George
PASS
240
Spokane
PASS
241
Portland
PASS
242
Kootenay
PASS
243
Kamloops
Rino Linder
D
07/23/87
Bothell, WA
244
Regina
Lance Kellin
D
04/03/87
Raymore, SK
245
Brandon
PASS
246
Swift Current
PASS
247
Red Deer
PASS