By Nick Patterson Herald Writer
The Everett Silvertips selected 15 players in Thursday’s bantam draft, including nine forwards, six defensemen and no goaltenders. Players are listed with their position, height, weight and hometown:
First round (15th overall)
Jantzen Leslie, defenseman, 6-0, 167, Lloydminster, Alberta
Skinny: A good-sized defenseman who brings leadership and plays a smart two-way game. Had 15 goals, 25 assists and 63 penalty minutes in 30 games for Lloydminster Heat bantam AAA.
Third round (48th overall)
Bryce Kindopp, right wing, 5-11, 148, Lloydminster, Alberta
Skinny: A high-energy forward who plays a 200-foot game and has offensive upside. Had 26 goals and 37 assists in 33 games for Lloydminster Heat bantam AAA.
Third round (58th overall)
Nick Henry, right wing, 5-9, 160, Portage, Manitoba
Skinny: A skilled offensive forward who played in Kelowna, B.C. Had 25 goals and 42 assists in 45 games for Pursuit of Excellence bantam AAA.
Fourth round (81st overall)
Brian King, forward, 5-11, 151, Golden, Colo.
Skinny: A forward with a high upside who played up a level. Had five goals and four assists in 18 games for Colorado Roughriders midget minor AAA.
Fifth round (102nd overall)
Ryan Anderson, left wing, 5-8, 140, Edmonton, Alberta
Skinny: A skilled and intelligent forward. Had 29 goals and 36 assists in 30 games for Edmonton SSAC bantam AAA.
Fifth round (104th overall)
Jake Christiansen, defenseman, 5-8, 150, West Vancouver, B.C.
Skinny: A good-skating defenseman with upside. Had 12 goals and 25 assists in 54 games for Hollyburn Huskies bantam AAA.
Fifth round (106th overall)
Connor Dewar, center, 5-7, 145, Gilbert Plains, Manitoba
Skinny: A forward with offensive ability and good feet. Had 35 goals and 31 assists in 32 games for Parkland Rangers bantam AAA.
Sixth round (124th overall)
Riley Sutter, right wing, 6-1, 160, Calgary, Alberta
Skinny: A two-way forward who comes from a legendary WHL family. Had 12 goals and 24 assists in 26 games for Calgary Bisons bantam AAA.
Sixth round (127th overall)
Wyatte Wylie, defenseman, 5-9, 155, Lake Stevens
Skinny: An a smooth-skating defenseman who jumps into the play offensively. Had 17 goals and 34 assists in 46 games for Everett Junior Silvertips bantam tier 2.
Seventh round (142nd overall)
Carson Dimoff, left wing, 5-10, 158, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Skinny: A highly-skilled forward who spent part of the year in St. Albert, Alberta. Had 12 goals and nine assists in 18 games for Phoenix Jr. Coyotes bantam AAA.
Seventh round (146th overall)
Brendan Studioso, right wing, 5-8, 161, Mukilteo
Skinny: An instinctive player who puts himself into position to score. Had 64 goals and 36 assists in 46 games for Everett Junior Silvertips bantam tier 2.
Eighth round (168th overall)
Blake Bergquist, forward, 5-11, 175, Duluth, Minn.
Skinny: A power forward with offensive upside. Stats not available.
Ninth round (190th overall)
Nate Knoepke, defenseman, 5-11, 160, Farmington, Minn.
Skinny: A high-end talent who will be difficult to recruit. Stats not available.
10th round (212th overall)
Matt Anderson, defenseman, 5-11, 170, Minn.
Skinny: An intelligent defenseman who makes good decisions. Had three goals and 11 assists in 25 games with Holy Family High School.
11th round (225th overall)
Reid Hill, defenseman, n/a, Duluth, Minn.
Skinny: A big defenseman. Stats not available.