Saturday, June 23, 2012

Capitals Take Stephenson

The Regina Pats saw one player get taken in the 2011 NHL draft. The Washington Capitals took forward Chandler Stephenson in the 3rd round (77th overall) of the draft which wrapped up today in Pittsburgh. Stephenson had 42 points in an injury shortened season that only saw him play 55 games.

The Pats also had two players that they hope will forego the US College route and play major junior with them. Defenceman Brady Skjei went to the Rangers in the first round while Phoenix took defenceman Rhett Holland in the 4th round. Skjei has been playing with the US Under 18 team while Holland is currently playing in Okotoks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

In all, the WHL had 32 players selected this year. Here is a list.

1st Round
#2. Columbus Blue Jackets - Ryan Murray; White City, SK; Everett Silvertips
#4. New York Islanders - Griffin Reinhart; North Vancouver, BC; Edmonton Oil Kings
#5. Toronto Maple Leafs - Morgan Rielly; Vancouver, BC; Moose Jaw Warriors
#7. Minnesota Wild - Mathew Dumba; Calgary, AB; Red Deer Rebels
#8. Pittsburgh Penguins - Derrick Pouliot; Weyburn, SJ; Portland Winterhawks
#27. Phoenix Coyotes - Henrik Samuelsson; Scottsdale, AZ; Edmonton Oil Kings

2nd Round
#32. Edmonton Oilers - Mitchell Moroz; Calgary, AB; Edmonton Oil Kings
#39. Winnipeg Jets - Lukas Sutter; Lethbridge, AB; Saskatoon Blades
#50. Nashville Predators - Colton Sissons; North Vancouver, BC; Kelowna Rockets
#51. Montreal Canadiens - Dalton Thrower; North Vancouver, BC; Saskatoon Blades
#54. Dallas Stars - Mike Winther; Trochu, AB; Prince Albert Raiders
#58. Phoenix Coyotes - Jordan Martinook; Leduc, AB; Vancouver Giants
#60. New Jersey Devils - Damon Severson; Melville, SK; Kelowna Rockets

3rd Round
#64. Montreal Canadiens - Tim Bozon; Lugano, SUI; Kamloops Blazers
#72. Colorado Avalanche - Troy Bourke; Onoway, AB; Prince George Cougars
#76. Ottawa Senators - Chris Driedger; Winnipeg, MB; Calgary Hitmen
#77. Washington Capitals - Chandler Stephenson; Saskatoon, SK; Regina Pats
#84. Florida Panthers - Steven Hodges; Delta, BC; Victoria Royals
#89. Nashville Predators - Brendan Leipsic; Winnipeg, MB; Portland Winterhawks

4th Round
#105. Calgary Flames - Brett Kulak; Stony Plain, AB; Vancouver Giants
#116. St. Louis Blues - Nicholas Walters; St. Albert, AB; Everett Silvertips
#117. Philadelphia Flyers - Taylor Leier; Saskatoon, SK; Portland Winterhawks

5th Round
#133. Buffalo Sabres - Logan Nelson; Rogers, MN; Victoria Royals
#134. Dallas Stars - Branden Troock; Edmonton, AB; Seattle Thunderbirds
#135. New Jersey Devils - Graham Black; Regina, SK; Swift Current Broncos
#149. Chicago Blackhawks - Travis Brown; Winnipeg, MB; Moose Jaw Warriors

6th Round
#160. Winnipeg Jets - Ryan Olsen; Tsawwassen, BC; Kelowna Rockets
#165. Calgary Flames - Coda Gordon; Cochrane, AB; Swift Current Broncos

7th Round
#187. Anaheim Ducks - Kenton Helgesen; Fairview, AB; Calgary Hitmen
#192. Colorado Avalanche - Colin Smith; Edmonton, AB; Kamloops Blazers
#197. Washington Capitals - Jaynen Rissling; Edmonton, AB; Calgary Hitmen
#206. St. Louis Blues - Tyrel Seaman; Choiceland, SK; Brandon Wheat Kings

No player from the SJHL was taken.

(picture courtesy Washington Capitals)


Anonymous said...

I thought someone would take Volek late.

Anonymous said...

Are the chances of Skjei or Holland coming to Regina good or remote? It would be nice to see Marincin back here as a 20 and be accompanied by one of these two if not both.


Anonymous said...

Sadly the kid slipped a bit. If he were 6'1" he would have gone in the 1st round. All in all it's been a pretty sad couple of years for the Pats with only one player taken in two years. Some real poor scouting the Pats have to work through. Things can'ta get much worse.

Anonymous said...

Out of all the WHL dmen that went first round, Pouliot will be the best one. Wait for it.


Anonymous said...

I think Holland has already committed to Michigan Tech or State.

Anonymous said...

what about Andrey Makarov from the Blades? Anyone know the story? I can't believe he went undrafted?