The Prince George Cougars will have the third-overall pick in the 2012 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft taking place on May 3rd, 2012 in Calgary.
The Western Hockey League held a bantam-draft lottery this morning in Calgary, AB where it was announced that the Seattle Thunderbirds had won the lottery. The Prince George Cougars went into the lottery with the second-highest chance of securing the first overall pick.
Prince George also has the 11th overall pick (originally belonging to the Regina Pats) in this year’s draft. The Prince George Cougars acquired Regina’s first round pick as part of the January 10th trade that sent Martin Marincin to Regina.
Last season, the Prince George Cougars selected defenceman Jordan Harris (10th overall) with their first round selection.