RED DEER – It was a banner year for Alberta at the 2020 NHL Draft, with 17 Albertans drafted to 13 different teams.
The 17 Albertans drafted hail from 12 different Minor Hockey Associations, 15 are alumni of the Alberta Elite Hockey League, and 10 played for Team Alberta.
After six Albertans were selected in round one of the draft on Tuesday night, 11 more were drafted in rounds two through seven on Wednesday.
Defenceman Luke Prokop was the first Albertan selected on Wednesday, going in the third round to the Nashville Predators. Garin Bjorklund was the lone Albertan goaltender selected in 2020, as the Washington Capitals took him in the sixth round, 179th overall.
A full list of Albertans drafted can be found below:
|5th||Jake Sanderson (USA U-18, NTDP)||Ottawa Senators||Defence||Whitefish, MN/Calgary||Springbank||Calgary Flames U15 AAA (AEHL), Edge School Elite 15s & Prep (CSSHL)|
|14th||Dylan Holloway (Wisconson, Big Ten)||Edmonton Oilers||Forward||Bragg Creek||Springbank||Calgary Flames U15 AAA, U16 AAA & U18 AAA (AEHL), Okotoks Oilers (AJHL)|
|16th||Kaiden Guhle (Prince Albert, WHL)||Montreal Canadiens||Defence||Sherwood Park||Sherwood Park||Sherwood Park Flyers U15 AAA (AEHL), OHA Edmonton Prep U15 & U18 (CSSHL)|
|26th||Jake Neighbours (Edmonton, WHL)||St. Louis Blues||Forward||Aidrie||Airdrie||Airdrie Xtreme U15 AAA & Calgary Buffaloes U18 AAA (AEHL)|
|28th||Ridly Greig (Brandon, WHL)||Ottawa Senators||Forward||Lethbridge||Lethbridge||Lethbridge Golden Hawks U15 AAA, Lethbridge Hurricanes U16 AAA & U18 AAA (AEHL)|
|31st||Ozzy Wiesblatt (Prince Albert, WHL)||San Jose Sharks||Forward||Calgary||Calgary||Calgary Bisons U15 AAA, CBHA Blackhawks U16 AAA, Calgary Buffaloes U18 AAA (AEHL)|
|73rd||Luke Prokop (Calgary, WHL)||Nashville Predators||Defence||Edmonton||Edmonton||CAC Canadians U15 AAA (AEHL), Northern Alberta X-Treme Prep (CSSHL)|
|95th||Michael Benning (Sherwood Park, AJHL)||Florida Panthers||Defence||St. Albert||St. Albert||St. Albert Sabres U15 AAA & St. Albert Flyers U16 AAA (AEHL), Northern Alberta Elite 15s & Northern Alberta X-Treme Prep (CSSHL)|
|100th||Carter Savoie (Sherwood Park, AJHL)||Edmonton Oilers||Forward||St. Albert||St. Albert||St. Albert Sabres U15 AAA (AEHL), St. Albert Royals U15 AA (REMHL), Northern Alberta Elite 15s & Northern Alberta X-Treme Prep (CSSHL)|
|120th||Ethan Edwards (Spruce Grove, AJHL)||New Jersey Devils||Defence||Grande Prairie||Grande Prairie||St. Albert Sabres U15 AAA & St. Albert Flyers U16 AAA (AEHL), Northern Alberta Elite 15s & Northern Alberta X-Treme Prep (CSSHL)|
|164th||Tyrel Bauer (Seattle, WHL)||Winnipeg Jets||Defence||Cochrane||Cochrane||Airdrie Xtreme U15 AAA, AC Avalanche U16 AAA & Airdrie CFR Bisons U18 AAA (AEHL)|
|165th||Matthew Rempe (Seattle, WHL)||New York Rangers||Forward||Calgary||Calgary||CNHA Blazers U15 AA (HCBAA), Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)|
|178th||Connor McClennon (Winnipeg, WHL)||Philadelphia Flyers||Forward||Wainwright||Wainwright||Northern Alberta X-Treme Prep (CSSHL)|
|179th||Garin Bjorklund (Medicine Hat, WHL)||Washington Capitals||Goaltender||Grande Prairie||Grande Prairie||Grande Prairie Storm U15 AAA, Calgary Bisons U15 AAA & Calgary Buffaloes U18 AAA (AEHL)|
|181st||Cole Reinhardt (Brandon, WHL)||Ottawa Senators||Forward||Irricana||Beiseker||Airdrie Xtreme U15 AAA, AC Avalanche U16 AAA & Airdrie CFR Bisons U18 AAA (AEHL)|
|196th||Alex Young (Canmore Eagles, AJHL)||San Jose Sharks||Forward||Calgary||Calgary||CRAA White U15 AA (HCBAA), Calgary Royals U15 AAA & CRAA Blue U16 AAA (AEHL), CRAA Blue U18 AA (HCMAA)|
|208th||Ronan Seeley (Everett, WHL)||Carolina Hurricanes||Defence||Olds||Olds||Red Deer Rebels U15 AAA & Lethbridge Hurricanes U18 AAA (AEHL)|