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U.S. PROSPECTS DRAFT // 1pm PT Wednesday


The 2020 WHL U.S. Prospects Draft (1pm PT / whl.ca) will represent a new frontier for the WHL, host of the top talent in the world between ages 16-20. Starting Wednesday, two rounds will offer WHL teams to select draft picks for eligible U.S. born prospects.

The draft, inaugural this season, will consist of two rounds, and 44 selections, with each WHL Club afforded the opportunity to make two draft choices.

The Silvertips this season (leading the league with 46 wins) ended with six U.S. born players on their roster:

  • Dustin Wolf (G) / Tustin, Calif. – Selected, Calgary Flames (2019 NHL Draft)
  • Braden Holt (G) / Bozeman, Mont.
  • Dawson Butt (RW) / Buckley, Wash.
  • Brendan Lee (LW) / Seattle, Wash.
  • Hunter Campbell (RW) / Everett, Wash.
  • Wyatte Wylie (D) / Everett, Wash. –  Selected, Philadelphia Flyers (2018 NHL Draft)

The order of selection for the 2020 WHL U.S. Prospects Draft is as follows:

First Round Second Round
1. Red Deer Rebels 23. Saskatoon Blades
2. Tri-City Americans 24. Victoria Royals
3. Edmonton Oil Kings 25. Moose Jaw Warriors
4. Everett Silvertips 26. Prince George Cougars
5. Prince Albert Raiders 27. Regina Pats
6. Winnipeg ICE 28. Brandon Wheat Kings
7. Vancouver Giants 29. Portland Winterhawks
8. Seattle Thunderbirds 30. Kelowna Rockets
9. Swift Current Broncos 31. Kamloops Blazers
10. Lethbridge Hurricanes 32. Spokane Chiefs
11. Calgary Hitmen 33. Medicine Hat Tigers
12. Medicine Hat Tigers 34. Calgary Hitmen
13. Spokane Chiefs 35. Lethbridge Hurricanes
14. Kamloops Blazers 36. Swift Current Broncos
15. Kelowna Rockets 37. Seattle Thunderbirds
16. Portland Winterhawks 38. Vancouver Giants
17. Brandon Wheat Kings 39. Winnipeg ICE
18. Regina Pats 40. Prince Albert Raiders
19. Prince George Cougars 41. Everett Silvertips
20. Moose Jaw Warriors 42. Edmonton Oil Kings
21. Victoria Royals 43. Tri-City Americans
22. Saskatoon Blades 44. Red Deer Rebels

Players eligible for the 2020 WHL U.S. Prospects Draft will be 2005-born players who reside in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Players not selected in the 2020 WHL U.S. Prospects Draft will remain eligible to be selected in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft, or listed by a WHL Club at any time thereafter.

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