NHL Draft Sees Two Saskatchewan Players Selected
Monday, June 25, 2018 - The 2018 NHL Entry Draft took place in Dallas, Texas over the weekend. The 31 teams selected a total of 217 players over seven (7) rounds of drafting.
Among those drafted, were Saskatchewan born players Cole Fonstad (Estevan) and Alex Kannok-Leipert (Regina).
Fonstad was taken in the fifth (5th) round, 128th overall by the Montreal Canadiens. Fonstad grew up playing his minor hockey in Estevan before moving on to the Western Hockey League's Prince Albert Raiders.
Kannok-Leipert was selected in sixth (6th) round, 161st overall by the Stanley Cup Champion, Washington Capitals. Kannok-Leipert grew up in the Hockey Regina system and currently plays with the Western Hockey League's Vancouver Giants.
Another notable, Saskatchewan born Brett Kemp (Yorkton) was added to the Vegas Golden Knights development camp roster, which begins Tuesday, June 26.
Congratulations to both Fonstad and Kannok-Leipert on their selections and Kemp for getting a shot at development camp.