CSSHL at the WHL Draft: 2021

A record 95 Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) student-athletes were selected in the 2021 Western Hockey League (WHL) Draft on Thursday, December 9, 2021.

The 95 student-athletes selected beat the previous record of 85 set in 2019 and makes up 44.6% of the 214 total players selected in this year’s draft.

Along with the 95 student-athletes selected December 9, Delta Hockey Academy forward Mikhail Levaniuk was selected 18th overall by the Vancouver Giants in the 2021 WHL U.S. Priority Draft which took place December 8.

12 players were selected in the first round, with Delta Hockey Academy forward Jordan Gavin holding the honour of the first CSSHL player selected, as the Tri-City Americans drafted him second overall. Charlie Elick of Edge School was the highest drafted defenseman, selected third overall by the Brandon Wheat Kings. Notre Dame netminder Ethan McCallum was the first goalie selected, taken in the second round, 39th overall by the Medicine Hat Tigers.

By the numbers:

Round 1: 12/22
Round 2:14/22
Round 3:14/22
Round 4:12/22
Round 5: 12/22
Round 6: 9/22
Round 7: 6/22
Rounds 8-13: 16/59
Total: 95/213

The CSSHL would like to congratulate the following players on all of their hard work and dedication which has led them to this moment:

Pick WHL Team Name Postion CSSHL Team
2 Tri-City Americans Jordan Gavin F Delta Hockey Academy
3 Brandon Wheat Kings Charlie Elick D Edge School
8 Medicine Hat Tigers Tomas Mrsic F Delta Hockey Academy
9 Seattle Thunderbirds Tij Iginla F RHA Kelowna
10 Lethbridge Hurricanes Miguel Marques F Delta Hockey Academy
11 Vancouver Giants Colton Roberts D Delta Hockey Academy
12 Calgary Hitmen Carson Wetsch F BWC Academy
14 Prince Albert Raiders Ryder Ritchie F RHA Kelowna
17 Lethbridge Hurricanes Tristen Doyle D Northern Alberta Xtreme
19 Edmonton Oil Kings Gavin Hodnett F RHA Winnipeg
21 Regina Pats Jaxsin Vaughan F RHA Kelowna
22 Brandon Wheat Kings Caleb Hadland F Yale Hockey Academy
23 Victoria Royals Hiroki Gojsic F St. George’s School
24 Seattle Thunderbirds Hyde Davidson D Northern Alberta Xtreme
25 Swift Current Broncos Maddix McCagherty F RHA Kelowna
27 Moose Jaw Warriors Lynden Lakovic F West Van Warriors
28 Spokane Chiefs William McIsaac D St. George’s School
30 Regina Pats Corbin Vaughan D RHA Kelowna
31 Tri-City Americans Gavin Garland F Delta Hockey Academy
33 Prince George Cougars Hunter Laing F RHA Kelowna
37 Medicine Hat Tigers Diego Buttazzoni F BWC Academy
39 Medicine Hat Tigers Ethan McCallum G Notre Dame
41 Spokane Chiefs Luka Shcherbyna F St. George’s School
42 Kamloops Blazers Jesse Sanche G Okanagan Hockey Academy
43 Prince Albert Raiders Seth Tansem D RHA Kelowna
44 Swift Current Broncos Otto Hanson F Edge School
47 Red Deer Rebels Zane Saab F OHA Edmonton
49 Tri-City Americans Merrek Arpin D RHA Winnipeg
51 Spokane Chiefs Nathan Mayes D Yale Hockey Academy
53 Saskatoon Blades Evan Gardner G RHA Kelowna
54 Medicine Hat Tigers Cayden Lindstrom F Delta Hockey Academy
57 Moose Jaw Warriors Owen Berge F Northern Alberta Xtreme
58 Calgary Hitmen Chase Valliant F Yale Hockey Academy
59 Portland Winterhawks Reid Varkonyi F Northern Alberta Xtreme
61 Kelowna Rockets Gabriel Guilbault D BWC Academy
62 Saskatoon Blades Smyth Rebman F RHA Kelowna
63 Prince George Cougars Matt Lahey D Pacific Coast Hockey Academy
65 Saskatoon Blades EJ Emery D Yale Hockey Academy
66 Everett Silvertips Jesse Heslop F Yale Hockey Academy
67 Winnipeg Ice Miles Cooper F Edge School
68 Saskatoon Blades Fraser Leonard D Edge School
69 Prince Albert Raiders Landon Cowper D RHA Kelowna
70 Swift Current Broncos Ethan Simcoe G RHA Winnipeg
71 Seattle Thunderbirds Rylan Bonkowski D BWC Academy
73 Spokane Chiefs Cole Wadsworth F Okanagan Hockey Academy
74 Victoria Royals Matthew Keller D Edge School
78 Prince George Cougars Terik Parascak F Edge School
79 Vancouver Giants Justin Ivanusec F BWC Academy
80 Calgary Hitmen Ethan Merner F Yale Hockey Academy
82 Edmonton Oil Kings Ethan Mackenzie D RHA Kelowna
86 Brandon Wheat Kings Carter Rimstad D OHA Edmonton
88 Prince Albert Raiders Evhan Allan F Prairie Hockey Axademy
90 Edmonton Oil Kings Rhys Pederson D Northern Alberta Xtreme
91 Red Deer Rebels Keith McInnnis D Yale Hockey Academy
95 Red Deer Rebels Evan Smith D Yale Hockey Academy
96 Seattle Thunderbirds Spencer Michnik G Northern Alberta Xtreme
99 Vancouver Giants Linden Burrett D Delta Hockey Academy
102 Calgary Hitmen Jaren Ashbee D Delta Hockey Academy
104 Moose Jaw Warriors Ryan Seeley D Northern Alberta Xtreme
105 Calgary Hitmen Jack Birch D OHA Edmonton
106 Saskatoon Blades Michael Galland D Delta Hockey Academy
107 Regina Pats Brock Souch F Northern Alberta Xtreme
110 Medicine Hat Tigers Nolan Dupont F Edge School
111 Spokane Chiefs Will Jamieson F Okanagan Hockey Academy
112 Red Deer Rebels Derek Thurston D Delta Hockey Academy
114 Brandon Wheat Kings Ethan Eskit G Yale Hockey Academy
117 Winnipeg Ice Oscar Lovsin F Edge School
118 Lethbridge Hurricanes Coy Pighin F Yale Hockey Academy
120 Seattle Thunderbirds Diego Johnson F Okanagan Hockey Academy
121 Prince Albert Raiders Ty Gordon F OHA Edmonton
127 Kelowna Rockets Logan Peskett F West Van Warriors
130 Kamloops Blazers Jordan Murray D RHA Winnipeg
131 Everett Silvertips Cameron Sytsma D BWC Academy
134 Victoria Royals Steven Foster F Yale Hockey Academy
139 Spokane Chiefs Cohen Armstrong F Shawnigan Lake School
140 Lethbridge Hurricanes Luke Cozens F Yale Hockey Academy
142 Prince George Cougars Garrett Thom F OHA Edmonton
146 Calgary Hitmen Kabir Shahi D Delta Hockey Academy
154 Kamloops Blazers Bryce Minten F Shawnigan Lake School
165 Winnipeg Ice Noah Stenvig G Delta Hockey Academy
166 Prince George Cougars Reis Nyland F Northern Alberta Xtreme
167 Vancouver Giants McCarthy Richardson F Yale Hockey Academy
178 Calgary Hitmen Kalan Anderlini D Yale Hockey Academy
183 Spokane Chiefs Ryan Tamelin G Okanagan Hockey Academy
184 Lethbridge Hurricanes Josh Evaschesen F Edge School
190 Everett Silvertips Kenyon McIsaac D BWC Academy
191 Portland Winterhawks Cohen Massey D Yale Hockey Academy
195 Kelowna Rockets Jacob Labant F OHA Edmonton
199 Edmonton Oil Kings Michael Sullivan D RHA Winnipeg
200 Victoria Royals Brendon Hall F Pacific Coast Hockey Academy
203 Tri-City Americans Ben Polhill G Edge School
206 Victoria Royals Seth Fryer D Pacific Coast Hockey Academy
216 Saskatoon Blades Jackson Kostiuk F RHA Winnipeg
243 Edmonton Oil Kings Bowman Klippenstein F Notre Dame
281 Kelowna Rockets Kayden Longley F Northern Alberta Xtreme