Cougars to select 4th, 41st overall in WHL U.S. Priority Draft

The Prince George Cougars will select fourth overall in the 2021 Western Hockey League (WHL), U.S. Priority Draft, following the conclusion of the WHL U.S. Priority Draft Lottery Thursday morning.


The two-round WHL U.S. Priority Draft follows a snake format, meaning the Cougars’ second-round pick will be 41stoverall. All 22 WHL team had an equal chance in Thursday’s lottery and the Seattle Thunderbirds won the top pick.

In the 2020 WHL U.S. Priority Draft, the Cougars selected defenceman Zephyr Tangri in the first round, 19th overall, and goaltender Dylan Johnson in the second round, 26th overall.

The second WHL U.S. Priority Draft is scheduled for Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

Players eligible for the draft will be 2006-born players who reside in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

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