Calgary, Alta. – The WHL Bantam Draft lottery will be held Wednesday, March 25 at 11 a.m. MT at the WHL Office in Calgary to determine the order of the first six selections in the first round of the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft.
The WHL Bantam Draft Lottery will involve the six lowest-place Clubs from the 2019-20 season – the Swift Current Broncos, Moose Jaw Warriors, Tri-City Americans, Prince George Cougars, Regina Pats, and Red Deer Rebels. A team may only move up a maximum of two positions in the WHL Bantam Draft.
Tune in live below via the Western Hockey League YouTube LIVE stream at 11 a.m. MT.
The WHL Bantam Draft Lottery will utilize 21 selection balls, the allotment of which is as follows:
Swift Current Broncos – Six (pick previously traded via Lethbridge to the Regina Pats)
Moose Jaw Warriors – Five
Tri-City Americans – Four
Prince George Cougars – Three
Regina Pats – Two (pick previously traded to Saskatoon Blades)
Red Deer Rebels – One
The WHL Bantam Draft Lottery selection process will be performed by Bennett Huber from KPMG.
The order of selection for the second round and all other rounds in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft will be determined by the inverse order of the final standings for the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season.
Players eligible for the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft will be 2005-born players who reside in Alberta, B.C., Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.