2014 Bantam Draft Recap

May 01, 2014 - 13:27 PDT

The Giants picked 11 players in this year's Western Hockey League Bantam Draft and made 2 trades to add to the young and talented team we have.

Below is a list of players and what Giants General Manager and Executive Vice President Scott Bonner and Giants scouting staff have to say about each of our newly acquired players.

8th overall
Dawson Holt – Saskatoon, SK – Centre – 5'11", 165lbs
"Dawson was one of the most talented offensive players in the draft and has great speed"

10th overall

Brendan Semchuk – Kamloops, BC – Centre – 5'10", 160lbs
"Brendan is a big strong winger with great speed and a heavy shot"

29th overall
Dylan Plouffe – Sherwood Park, AB – Defence – 5'10", 196lbs
"Dylan is a big left defenceman with offensive skills and he can really shoot the puck"

42nd overall

Owen Hardy – Kelowna, BC – Centre – 5'11", 180lbs
"Owen is a power forward with skill and is a lot like former Giant Lance Bouma"

44th overall
James Malm – Langley, BC – Centre – 5'8", 160lbs
"James has the best hands in BC and is a power play player"

51st overall
Max Gildon – Plano, TX – Defence – 6'1", 160lbs
"Max is the best defense man in the draft and it is now our responsibility to convince him to join our program"

66th overall (did not pick – traded to Saskatoon in exchange for Clayton Kirichenko)
Clayton Kirichenko – Sherwood Park, AB – Defence – 6'0", 187lbs
"We feel Clayton will add to both our skill and grit on the backend"

114th overall (did not pick – traded to Kamloops in exchange for Matt Bellerive)
Matt Bellerive – North Vancouver, BC – Right Wing – 5'11", 188lbs
"We are happy to get Matty back in the program. We know he can help offensively and he's familiar with our program"

130th overall
David Tendeck – North Vancouver, BC – Goaltender – 6'0", 155lbs
"David played very well for North Shore Winter club and was a key contributor"

134th overall
Bailey Dhaliwal – Mission, BC – Defence – 6'2", 185lbs
"Bailey is a good skating defenceman who can play in all situations"

139th overall
John St. Ivany – Manhattan Beach, CA – Defence – 5"9", 155lbs
"John can play in any situation and makes a good first pass which can create offence"

156th overall
Jaren Turnquist – Calgary, AB – Right Wing – 5'11", 160lbs
"Jaren is a hard worker and brings energy and a physical game with good speed"

183rd overall
Myles Mattila – Prince George, BC – Right Wing – 5"9", 165lbs
"Myles has good skill and plays with some grit. He has good speed and is a responsible player"