The Winnipeg ICE congratulate goaltender Gage Alexander on being selected in the 5th round, 148th overall in the 2021 NHL Draft by the Anaheim Ducks.
Alexander, from Okotoks, Alberta, completed his second season with the ICE playing 9 regular season games during the shortened 2020-2021 WHL season registering a 6-3 record, 2.23 goals against average, .917 save percentage and one shut out. In 16 WHL regular season games, Alexander’s record is 7-4-1 with a 2.97 goals against average, .889 save percentage and one shut out. Alexander was selected by the ICE in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft in the 7th round, 133th overall.
Since 1999, 31 members of the ICE have been selected in the NHL Draft led by first rounders Sam Reinhart (2nd 2014 Buffalo), Dan Blackburn (10th 2001 NY Rangers), Peyton Krebs (17th 2019 Vegas), Carson Lambos (26th 2021 Minnesota) and Steve McCarthy (23rd 1999 Chicago).
Alexander joins defenseman Carson Lambos as 2021 NHL Draft picks so far this weekend. Lambos was selected in the 1st round, 26th overall by the Minnesota Wild last night.
ICE Franchise NHL Draft History by Round
1st Round (5): Sam Reinhart (2nd 2014 Buffalo), Dan Blackburn (10th 2001 NY Rangers), Peyton Krebs (17th 2019 Vegas), Carson Lambos (26th 2021 Minnesota), Steve McCarthy (23rd 1999 Chicago)
2nd Round (2): Ben Maxwell (49th 2006 Montreal), Jarret Stoll (36th 2002 Edmonton), Jarret Stoll (46th 2000 Calgary)
3rd Round (8): Max Reinhart (64th 2010 Calgary), Brayden McNabb (66th 2009 Buffalo), Rinat Valiev (68th 2014 Toronto), John Negrin (70th 2007 Calgary), Joey Leach (73rd 2010 Calgary) Cale Fleury (87th 2017 Montreal), Jeff Glass (89th 2004 Ottawa), Kyle Wanvig (89th 1999 Boston)
4th Round (0):
5th Round (6): Jaedon Descheneau (124th 2014 St. Louis), Tanner Faith (139th 2014 Minnesota), Taylor Dakers (140th 2005 San Jose), Gage Alexander (148th 2021 Anaheim), Nigel Dawes (149th 2003 NY Rangers), Gerard Dicaire (162nd 2002 Tampa Bay)
6th Round (6): Brett Davis (163rd 2017 Dallas), Drew Czerwonka (166th 2010 Edmonton), Nathan Lieuwen (167th 2011 Buffalo), Mackenzie Skapski (170th 2013 NY Rangers), Connor McClennon (178th 2020 Philadelphia), Brett Sutter (179th 2005 Calgary)
7th Round (3): Ryan Russell (211th 2005 NY Rangers), Adam Taylor (224th 2002 Carolina), Marek Svatos (227th 2001 Colorado)
8th Round (0):
9th Round (1): Adam Cracknell (279th 2004 Calgary)
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