Thursday, May 5, 2016

2016 Regina Pats WHL Bantam Draft Recap

The 2016 WHL Bantam Draft is underway from the Hotel Arts in Calgary.

With the first overall pick the Kootenay Ice selected forward Peyton Krebs out of Okotoks Alberta.

The fist Saskatchewan born player drafted was Humboldt's Logan Barlage by the Swift Current Broncos, 4th overall.

- In the second round, 33rd overall the Pats selected center Cole Muir out of Vista Manitoba. Muir in 35 games with the Yellowhead Chiefs of the WBAAA had 37 goals and 39 assists for 76 points. He is listed at 6'2 and 187 lbs.

Muir says he is so excited to join the organization. "It's just an amazing feeling, I am so happy to be drafted so close to home and to a good team."

- With the 76th overall pick in the 4th round the Pats took centerman Tristen Robins out of Brandon. With the Wheat Kings Bantam AAA he scored 51 goals and had 91 points in 35 games. He is listed at 5'5" and 126 lbs. Robins is the son of former Brandon Wheat Kings goaltender Trevor Robins.

Tristen Robins
- Then with the second of their back to back selections the Pats picked left winger Kjell Kjemhus 77th overall in the 4th round. Kjemhus in 25 games with the Program of Excellence Bantam Prep of the CSSBHL had 15 goals and 23 assists for 38 points. He is 5'8" and 159 lbs.

Kjell Kjemhus
- With the 108th overall pick in the 5th round the Pats selected defenceman Michael Ladyman from Winnipeg. The 5'9", 126 lbs defenceman had 44 points in 35 games with the Winnipeg Monarchs Bantam AAA. 
Michael Ladyman
-The Regina Pats traded their 6th round pick to the Everett Silvertips in the exchange for 1999 born forward Nicholas Henry. Henry was originally a 3rd round pick of the Silvertips in 2014. In 50 games with the Portage Terriers of the MJHL he had 61 points as a 16-year-old. Was the MJHL Rookie of the Year and is still playing at the Western Canada Cup in Estevan.

- In the 8th round with the 165th overall pick the Pats took forward Logan Nijhoff from Comox B.C. Playing at the Okanagan Hockey Academy he scored 4 goals and had 9 assists in 20 games. Nijhoff is listed at 5'10" and 157 lbs.

Logan Nijhoff
- The Pats in the 9th round, 187th overall. took forward Kaden Bohlsen out of Shattuck St. Mary's. The Willmar Minnesota product had 32 goals and 58 points in 60 games in 2015/16. He is committed to play NCAA with the University of Minnesota. He stands 6 feet tall and weighs 157 lbs.

Kaden Bohlsen
- The Pats in round 10, 209th overall took 5'4, 114 lbs defenceman out of Calgary Ryker Evans. Evans in 36 games with the Calgary Royals Bantam AAA scored 3 goals and had 19 points in 36 games played.

Ryker Evans
- The Pats next and final pick came in round 11, 231st overall to take defenceman Riley Little from Saskatoon. Little with the Saskatoon Generals scored 4 goals and had 9 points in 30 games played. He stands 5"11 and weights 140 lbs.

- In total the Pats drafted 8 players, 5 forwards and 3 defenceman.

Post draft interview with Head Coach and GM John Paddock:

Post draft interview with Director of Scouting Dale McMullin:


Anonymous said...

There are still some very good players on the board. However some teams have worked it well like Red Deer who will pick second in the second round. Some smart manoeuvring to get extra second and third round picks. It's sad that the Pats only have one pick in the first three rounds of a deep draft. It would be nice if they can parlay one of their fourth round picks and something else for a third round pick.

Anonymous said...

Was Perunovich dropped from the Pats list or put on a different list?

Phil Andrews said...

Likely moved to the College list