15 WHL players and prospects selected in USHL Entry Draft

The United States Hockey League held its USHL Entry Draft (also known as Phase II). A total of 272 players over 22 rounds (of 23 possible rounds) were selected.

Of the 272 players selected by the 15 participating USHL teams, 15 were players previously chosen in the WHL Bantam Draft. WHL prospects selected included eight forwards and seven defensemen. 2020 WHL first overall draft pick Connor Bedard was taken by the Omaha Lancers 203rd overall. He is the only player taken with WHL game experience.

The Regina Pats had three prospects selected in the draft, while the Victoria Royals and Saskatoon Blades each had two.

Connor Bedard points skyward to honor his grandfather Garth. April 9, 2021 (Keith Hershmiller/WHL)

F Cade Ahrenholz – (Regina Pats 2017 10th round pick) – 2nd round, #29 Omaha Lancers

D Cale Ashcroft – (Saskatoon Blades 2019 4th round pick) – 5th round,  #76 Tri-City Storm

F Ethan Bowen – (Kelowna Rockets 2017 2nd round pick) – 8th round, #108 Tri-City Storm

D Hughie Hooker – (Kootenay ICE 2018 7th round pick) – 8th round, #114 Fargo Force

F Paul Minnehan – (Tri-City Americans 2018 7th round pick) – 9th round, #124 Sioux Falls Stampede

D Sam Court – (Swift Current Broncos 2019 3rd round pick) – 9th round, #129 Fargo Force

D Ross Roloson – (Victoria Royals 2018 10th round pick) – 9th round, #133 Green Bay Gamblers

F Brett Moravec – (Prince Albert Raiders 2018 5th round pick) – 10th round #147 Lincoln Stars

F Christopher Alexander – (Victoria Royals 2018 8th round pick) – 11th round, #160 Sioux City Musketeers

D David Hejduk – (Everett Silvertips 2019 9th round pick) – 11th round, #163 Green Bay Gamblers

F Carter Cormier (Regina Pats 2019 5th round pick) – 14th round, #203 Omaha Lancers

D Nicholas Wolfenberg (Saskatoon Blades 2019 8th round pick) – 15th round, #216 Lincoln Stars

D Luke Ashton (Red Deer Rebels 2020 3rd round pick) – 15th round, #224 Muskegon Lumberjacks

F Connor Bedard (Regina Pats 2020 1st round pick) – 17th round, #247 Dubuque Fighting Saints

F Cooper Conway (Kamloops Blazers 2020 5th round pick) – 18th round, #268 Green Bay Gamblers


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