Forward Mirco Dufour was selected by the Everett Silvertips 19th overall in the first round of Thursday’s WHL prospects draft. (Photo courtesy of the WHL)

Forward Mirco Dufour was selected by the Everett Silvertips 19th overall in the first round of Thursday’s WHL prospects draft. (Photo courtesy of the WHL)

Capsules: Everett Silvertips draft picks at a glance

The Tips selected 10 players in the WHL prospects draft and two in the U.S. prioirity draft.

Here are the Everett Silvertips’ 12 selections in Thursday’s WHL prospects draft and Wednesday’s U.S. priority draft. The draft was for players born in 2009. Included are a player’s height, weight, hometown, stats and a comment from Everett assistant general manager Mike Fraser:

WHL prospects draft

First round (first overall): Landon DuPont, defenseman, 5-10, 172, Calgary, Alberta

Stats: Had 19 goals and 43 assists in 30 games with Edge U18 Prep

Fraser: “He’s very electric, a very smooth skater — the first time I saw him the thing that stood out was how effortless his skating stride is, he can pick up speed without even looking like he’s trying. But he’s also a competitor. He has the ability to make those quick plays under pressure and duck away from guys and create offense, and he’s a power play catalyst as well. Really he’s about as close to the total package as you can get.”

First round (19th overall): Mirco Dufour, forward, 5-6, 158, Rocky View, Alberta

Stats: Had 21 goals and 21 assists in 21 games with Edge U15 Prep

Fraser: “He’s a very shifty and crafty player. He plays quick and is relentless on pucks, which is the way we like to play. He’s able to create offense, and he’s a bit of a slippery player. The bonus is that by coincidence he and Landon are very close friends.”

Second round (39th overall): Jaxon Pisani, defenseman, 5-11, 151, Sturgeon County, Alberta

Stats: Had nine goals and 37 assists in 34 games with St. Albert Sabres U15 AAA

Fraser: “He’s a very calm, puck-moving guy who doesn’t panic under pressure. I like that he’s a left-handed shot, with DuPont being a right-handed shot. It’s probably a cliche thing, but we did not think he’d be there in the second round.”

Third round (51st overall): Eddy Spytz, forward, 5-10, 166, Victoria, B.C.

Stats: Had 18 goals and 24 assists in 27 games with St. George’s U15 Prep

Fraser: “He’s a real good 200-foot player. Every time I watched him play this year I loved his compete. Everybody who talks about Eddy raves about his character — one thing you hear a lot is that he’s a potential captain.”

Fifth round (90th overall): William Picklyk, forward, 5-10, 151, Mitchell, Manitoba

Stats: Had 36 goals and 46 assists in 32 games with Eastman Selects U15 AAA

Fraser: “He creeped onto our radar around Christmas and then took a big step in the second half of the season. He’s another guy who has a good 200-foot game, and he has really good character.”

Fifth round (108th overall): Kasey Gleim, forward, 5-9, 125, Chaplin, Saskatchewan

Stats: Had 31 goals and 27 assists in 26 games with Swift Current Broncos U15 AA

Fraser: “(Senior scout) Garry Ryhorchuk saw him a lot this year and I trust Garry more than anyone in terms of scouting and evaluations. I think he’ll be a quality forward for us.”

Sixth round (125th overall): Lucas Wiercioch, defenseman, 5-11, 156, Mission, B.C.

Stats: Had nine goals and 13 assists in 30 games with Fraser Valley Thunderbirds U15 AAA

Fraser: “He’s another kid like Picklyk where in the second half he really took off. He played on a really good team that won a championship, and he was a big part of that.”

Sixth round (130th overall): Damen Vanderberg, forward, 5-10, 172, Lethbridge, Alberta

Stats: Had 27 goals and 19 assists in 34 games with Lethbridge Golden Hawks U15 AAA

Fraser: “He has a little bigger body and is a power-forward type. He’s not afraid to go to the net and he has a real heavy shot.”

Sixth round (131st overall): Linden Delleman, forward, 5-11, 151, Salmon Arm, B.C.

Stats: Had 25 goals and 27 assists in 20 games with North Zone Kings U15 AA

Fraser: He didn’t play in a high-profile program this year, but our B.C. scouts caught wind of him in the fall. He has a little bit of size and also showed he can create some offense.

Eighth round (174th overall): Colton Bush, goaltender, 5-9, 145, Langley, B.C.

Stats: Had a 3.06 goals against average and .919 save percentage in 19 games with Langley Hockey Academy U15

Fraser: He’s just an outright competitor. He’s very good on his feet, he plays the puck OK and he has very good recovery time.

U.S. Priority draft

First round (19th overall): Evan Enck, goaltender, 5-10, 138, Costa Mesa, Calif.

Stats: Went 27-6-0 with a 1.65 goals against average and .930 save percentage with Anaheim Jr. Ducks U14

Fraser: “He doesn’t play a flashy game, which I like because he doesn’t put himself out of position. Our goaltender coach James Jensen lives very near them in California and has spent some time working with him, so they have a bit of a relationship.”

Second round (41st overall): Drew Fox, forward, 5-8, 150, Hickory Creek, Texas

Stats: Had 48 goals and 52 assists in 84 games with Dallas Stars Elite 14U

Fraser: “He’s a bit of an undersized guy, but he’s very dynamic. He makes plays and has a bit of a deceiving shot as well.

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