Swift Current, Sask. – The Western Hockey League announced the results of the 2021 U.S. Priority Draft Lottery Thursday morning, putting the Swift Current Broncos at sixth overall. The draft is scheduled for Wednesday, December 8th.
The U.S. Priority Draft is a snake format, meaning the Broncos second-round selection will be 39th overall.
All 22 WHL teams had an equal chance in Thursday’s lottery which saw the Seattle Thunderbirds draw the top spot.
Players eligible for the draft will be 2006-born players who reside in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
The 2021 U.S. Priority Draft will be the second one in WHL history. In 2020 the Swift Current Broncos drafted defenceman Austin Moline with the ninth overall pick followed by goaltender Owen Crudale 36th.