Draft With Us

2014 WHL Draft Results

19 of the 21 players from the 2014 WHL Draft are eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft. One team passed on a player with their pick.

(2017)=Year player is eligible for the NHL Draft. This means that the player would be eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft.
  1. Brandon Wheat Kings: Stellio Mattheos, C, (2017)

    Stellio Mattheos will be a line 2 center behind John Quenville on the Brandon Wheat Kings. Maintaining this role should be easy for the top pick in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft. He is projected as a top 10 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, but playing behind Quenville could cause him to drop.

  2. Lethbridge Hurricanes: Jordan Bellerive, C, (2017)

    Jordan Bellerive has a chance to be the best player on the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Could go top 5 in 2017 NHL Draft if he becomes an impact player on a rebuilding Lethbride squad.

  3. Kamloops Blazers: Nolan Kneen, D, (2017)

    Nolan Kneen is the top defenseman in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft. Will start out on line 3 and will likely move up to line 2 in year two and line 1 in a few years. Kneen has the best chance of keeping Mathieu Charlebois from being the top defenseman in the 2017 NHL Draft. Charlebois is a 6-foot-2 and 185-pound defenseman that is projected to be the top pick in the 2015 QMJHL Draft. Aaron Ekblad weighed 6-foot-2 and 190-pounds when the Barrie Colts took him with the top pick in the 2011 OHL Draft. Reason I like Charlebois, is because he is the way too early favorite to be the top pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

  4. Moose Jaw Warriors: Josh Brook, D, (2017)

    Josh Brook could be a special player. Has a chance to be the best defenseman for the Moose Jaw Warriors since 2012 NHL Draft pick Morgan Reilly.

  5. Prince George Cougars: Justin Almeida, C, (2017)

    Justin Almeida seems like a reach. Then again this is a weak WHL Draft.

  6. Red Deer Rebels: Jake Leschyshyn, C, (2017)

    Red Deer developed Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor Bleakley. Jake Leschyshyn will be the next player from Red Deer with a shot of going in the first-round of the NHL Draft.

  7. Tri-City Americans: Michael Rasmussen, C, (2017)

    Like Justin Almeida, Michael Rasmussen is a reach at this spot.

  8. Vancouver Giants: Dawson Holt, C, (2017)

    The Vancouver Giants have a 2016 top five pick in Tyler Benson the top pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. Now they get Benson a playmaker center in Dawson Holt here. The Vancouver Giants can go from doormat to WHL Playoff contender this season.

  9. Prince Albert Raiders: Ian Scott, G, (2017)

    The Prince Albert Raiders developed Josh Morrisey and Leon Draisaitl. Now Prince Albert gets the top goalie in the 2014 WHL Draft with Ian Scott.

  10. Vancouver Giants: Brendan Semchuk, C, (2017)

    Semchuk is a forward playmaker at center with the versatility to move to left wing or right wing.

  11. Kootenay Ice: Grifin Mendell, D, (2017)

    Kootenay will need a leader when Sam Reinhart goes to the NHL. Griffin Mendell reminds me a little of Griffin Reinhart, Sam’s older brother.

  12. Swift Current Broncos: Dominic Schmiemann, D, (2017)

    Swift Current continues to load up at defense.

  13. Regina Pats: Jordan Hollett, G, (2017)

    The Regina Pats get a goalie. Hollet could be a difference maker with the Pats.

  14. Spokane Chiefs: Jaret-Anderson Dolan, C, (2017)

    Jaret-Anderson Dolan has the ability to be a star in Spokane. Do not see an NHL draft pick. Jaret-Anderson Dolan will be a star for years in Spokane.

  15. Everett Silvertips: Jantzen Leslie, D, (2018)

    The Everett Silvertips groomed Ryan Murray and Mirco Mueller into first-round draft picks. Jantzen Leslie will be a 2018 first-round pick much like the former defenseman.

  16. Seattle Thunderbirds: Jarret Tyszka, D, (2017)

    Seattle Thunderbirds add an offensive defenseman. Seems like a #3 or #4 defenseman on a roster at best.

  17. Medicine Hat Tigers: James Hamblin, C, (2017)

    James Hamblin is a center for the Medicine Hat Tigers. Has a chance to be a late first-round pick in 2017.

  18. Victoria Royals: Scott Walford, D, (2018)

    Victoria Royals reload and rebuild on defense.

  19. Portland Winterhawks: Cody Glass, C, (2017)

    Portland Winterhawks use this pick from the Calgary Hitmen to add one more center. Cody Glass is the best player available.

  20. Edmonton Oil Kings: Kobe Mohr, LW, (2017)

    Edmonton Oil Kings add the only left winger projected in the first round of the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.

  21. Portland Winterhawks: Pass

    Portland passed with this pick. You lose your head coach to the Pittsburgh Penguins and pass on a guy in the CHL Import Draft. Is the Portland Winterhawks dynasty in the WHL over? Probably.

  22. Kelowna Rockets: Jonathan Smart, D, (2017)

    Jonathan Smart has a chance to be a late first-round pick in 2017. He is a project right now, but can do a lot if he delivers over the next two seasons with the Rockets.

Draft Utopia NHL Draft Database-A database list of NHL Mock Drafts

The Hockey Writers