California Rubber

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Smattering of California youth hockey products chosen in 2022 WHL U.S. Prospects Draft


Last month, the WHL held its two-day draft, starting with the 2022 U.S. Prospects Draft and wrapping with the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft.

A slew of California natives and those with ties to the state and Nevada were selected by WHL teams.


1st round, 2nd overall – Jake Stuart (Manhattan Beach), F, Brandon Wheat Kings

1st round, 3rd overall – Dylan Lebret (Washington native, Los Angeles Jr. Kings), D, Regina Pats

1st round, 7th overall – Rui Han (San Diego), F, Victoria Royals

1st round, 10th overall – Dylan Nolan (San Jose), F, Prince Albert Raiders

1st round, 13th overall – Ben Kevan (Fairfield), F, Everett Silvertips

1st round, 19th overall – Trace Frieden (Los Angeles), F, Saskatoon Blades

1st round, 21st overall – Masun Fleece (Rolling Hills), F, Vancouver Giants

1st round, 22nd overall – Max Silver (Poway), F, Medicine Hat Tigers

2nd round, 29th overall – Christian Plaga (Manhattan Beach), F, Prince George Cougars

2nd round, 37th overall – Ryan Denes (Saugus), G, Spokane Chiefs

2nd round, 39th overall – Aaron Sachs (San Diego), G, Seattle Thunderbirds

2nd round, 40th overall – Kyle Jones (Los Angeles), G, Moose Jaw Warriors

2nd round, 41st overall – Clarke Nehmens (Chino Hills), D, Lethbridge Hurricanes

2nd round, 42nd overall – Stephen Grumley (Manhattan Beach), D, Regina Pats

2nd round, 43rd overall – Carson Craig (Las Vegas), D, Brandon Wheat Kings


11th round, 238th overall – Griffin Brown (San Jose), D, Portland Winterhawks

(June 9, 2022)

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