Future Cast: Everett Silvertips

2019 WHL Draft Summary

The Everett Silvertips took the smallest draft class out of any team, with players like Ben Hemmerling, Austin Roest, and Carter Schmidt who are all under 5’5 they focused on adding players that may lack size but make up for it with speed, tenacity, and smarts. The Silvertips draft class was very interesting to say the least, buying into the potential longevity of these players and hoping that they develop. They took five Americans, Matthew Ng was our highest ranked of the five. Two net minders in Ian Mills and Evan May, Mills was the starter for the Calgary Northstars last year and raised his stock at the Alberta Cup. Most of the players they selected were forwards, something that was a need for them as they currently have a lucrative defensive prospect group led by Ronan Seeley. Dexter Whittle was the teams only Canadian defenseman that they took, a project pick with notable size and positioning but needs work on his skating. Overall this draft class is one that will require patience, theres loads of intelligent talent in this class that just need time to develop and finalize commitments to the Silvertips. 

49th Overall – Ben Hemmerling; 64th Overall – Austin Roest; 100th Overall – Matthew Ng; 108th Overall – Jame Hong; 149th Overall – Ian Mills; 152nd Overall – Dexter Whittle; 174th Overall – Beau Courtney; 196th Overall – David Hedjuk; 240th Overall – Evan May; 284th Overall – Carter Schmidt; 306th Overall – Reid Conn

Best Value Pick: Carter Schmidt (284th Overall) – Central Zone Rockets (BC-T1)

Top 10 Prospects (2002-2004) * College Commits Excluded Unless Playing in Canada

  1. Ronan Seeley (Defense) – Everett Silvertips/WHL (2002)
  2. Jackson Berezowski (Forward) – Everett Silvertips/WHL (2002)
  3. Olen Zellweger (Defense) – OHA Edmonton/CSSHL (2003)
  4. Dylan Anderson (Defense) – Yale Lions/CSSHL (2002)
  5. Ty Gibson (Defense) – South Island Royals/BCMML (2003)
  6. Braden Holt (Goalie) – Honeybaked U15/HPHL (2003)
  7. Brayden Morrison (Forward) – Calgary Flames/AMHL (2002)
  8. Jacob Wright (Forward) – Fraser Valley Thunderbirds/BCMML (2002)
  9. Aidan Sutter (Defense) – Thompson Blazers/BCMML (2002)
  10. Ben Hemmerling (Forward) – NAX Academy/CSSBHL (2004)

Potential Rookie’s 2019-2020

Olen Zellweger (2003)

Dylan Anderson (2002)

Brayden Morrison (2002)

Aidan Sutter (2002)

Jacob Wright (2002)

Griffen Fraser (2001)

Danton Belluk (2001)