ICE set for 2021 NHL Draft

The Winnipeg ICE are proud to continue producing the NHL’s next generation of talent.

Five ICE players are ranked by NHL Central Scouting for the 2021 NHL Draft, to be held virtually tonight and tomorrow.

Defenseman Carson Lambos is the highest ranked WHL blueliner among North American skaters at number 11.  In 2019-20, the 18 year old had 32 points (8 goals and 24 assists) to lead all WHL rookie defenseman in scoring and was +20 in 57 games.

Winger Owen Pederson is ranked 105th while left winger Mikey Milne is listed at 162, also among North American skaters.  Pederson played in all 24 regular season games during the shortened 2020-2021 WHL season registering 31 points (13 goals and 18 assists), while Milne had 12 points (6 goals and 6 assists) in 14 games last season.

Gage Alexander is ranked 28th among North American goaltenders.  During the shortened 2020-2021 WHL regular season, Alexander posted a 6-3 record, 2.23 goals against average, .917 save percentage and one shut out. 

Defenseman Martin Bohm, signed to a WHL standard players agreement yesterday, is ranked 127th among European skaters by NHL Central Scouting.  The 18 year old was selected by the ICE in the first round, 59th overall in the 2021 CHL Import Draft.  The 5’10, 175 pound blue liner played for Bili Tygri Liberec U20 in the Czech U20 league where he scored three goals and added seven assists for 10 points in eight games. 

Since 1999, 29 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) and Steve McCarthy (23rd 1999 Chicago).

Connor McClennon is the most recent ICE player to be drafted, last year in the sixth round, 178th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers.

ICE Franchise NHL Draft History by Round

1st Round (4): Sam Reinhart (2nd 2014 Buffalo), Dan Blackburn (10th 2001 NY Rangers), Peyton Krebs (17th 2019 Vegas), 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 (5): Jaedon Descheneau (124th 2014 St. Louis), Tanner Faith (139th 2014 Minnesota), Taylor Dakers (140th 2005 San Jose), 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)


The 2021-22 Winnipeg ICE home schedule was released earlier this month and in anticipation of fans being confirmed at the ICE Cave this season fans can have the first chance to secure their seats by registering on the priority ticket list.  First to sign up means first access when tickets go on sale.  CLICK HERE to join the Winnipeg ICE Priority Ticket List to reserve your spot on the list for when season tickets go on sale and be entered for a chance to win a Peyton Krebs limited edition 2020-21 autographed puck and one of three Peyton Krebs mini bobbleheads. 


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