Daily Dose of the Dub: Pats select Bedard first overall in WHL Bantam Draft, acquire Ross and more

 

WHL holds annual Bantam Draft, Bedard goes first overall

The Regina Pats held the first overall pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft held on Wednesday and officially made Connor Bedard the first overall pick. Bedard has been granted exceptional status and will be able to join the Pats full-time in the 2020-21 season. For a full list of players selected, click here.

Over the coming days, our team will be breaking down each team’s draft. A few of our writers have already posted their recaps

For Jordan Bremner and the Kamloops Blazers click here.

For Josh Critzer and the Portland Winterhawks click here.

Pats acquire Ross from Thunderbirds

The Regina Pats acquired goaltender Roddy Ross and an eighth-round pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft from the Seattle Thunderbirds for a second-round pick this year, used to select goaltender Scott Ratzlaff from the Lloydminster Bobcats Bantam AAA, a fourth-round pick in 2022 and a conditional second-round pick in 2024. That pick is conditional on the Pats making the WHL Championship in 2020-21. The Pats proceeded to flip the eighth-round pick in this trade to the Kelowna Rockets to complete the Cole Carrier trade.

With the trade, the Pats now have four overagers on their roster for 2020-21: Ross, Carson DenomieRiley Krane, and Donovan Buskey. The Thunderbirds now have three overages in their system, Keltie Jeri-Leon, Owen Willams, and Hunter Donohoe.

Chiefs acquire Clark from Raiders

The Spokane Chiefs acquired Braydon Clark from the Prince Albert Raiders for a conditional sixth-round pick in 2022. The ’02 born defenseman played 11 games for the Raiders in 2019-20 and was held without a point.

Broncos acquire Halamandaris from Silvertips

The Swift Current Broncos acquired prospect Carter Halamandaris from the Everett Silvertips for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. The Silvertips used that pick to select forward Roan Woodward from the North East Wolfpack Bantam AA.

Warriors, Blazers swap seventh-round picks

The Moose Jaw Warriors acquired a 2020 seventh-round pick from the Kamloops Blazers (used to select Gavin Sawatsky from the Warman Wildcasts Bantam AA) for a 2022 seventh-round pick.

Warriors, Cougars swap seventh-round picks

The Moose Jaw Warriors acquired a seventh-round pick from the Prince George Cougars (used to select Cosmo Wilson from the West Vancouver Bantam Prep) for a seventh-round pick in 2022.

Silvertips, Blazers swap eighth-round picks

The Everett Silvertips acquired an eighth-round pick (used to select Matthew Paszkiewicz from the Calgary NWCAA Flames Bantam AA) from the Kamloops Blazers for a 2022 eighth-round pick.

Rockets, Cougars swap ninth-round picks

The Kelowna Rockets acquired a ninth-round pick (used to select Ethan Neutens from the Airdrie Xtreme Bantam AAA) from the Prince George Cougars for a ninth-round pick in 2021.

Royals, Hitmen swap ninth-round picks

The Victoria Royals acquired a ninth-round pick (used to select Brent Hoshowski from the Lloydminster Bobcats Bantam AAA) from the Calgary Hitmen for a ninth-round pick in 2021.

Silvertips, Hitmen swap 10th round picks

The Everett Silvertips acquired a 10th round pick (used to select Logan Greenough from the Calgary NWCAA Flames Bantam AAA) from the Calgary Hitmen for a 10th round pick in 2021.

Gavlas commits to University of Saskatchewan

Parker Gavlas (123 GP, 6 G, 31 A with the Regina Pats, Edmonton Oil Kings and Medicine Hat Tigers) has committed to the University of Saskatchewan Huskies for the 2020-21 season.

Macek signs extension in Russia

Brooks Macek (319 GP, 88 G, 168 A with the Tri-City Americans and Calgary Hitmen from 2008-2013) has signed a two-year contract extension with Avtomobilist in the KHL. Last season he had 24 goals and 23 assists in 66 games.

 

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