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12 May

11 NAX Student-Athletes Selected at 2023 WHL Draft

For the second straight year, and seventh time out of the last nine, a Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) student-athlete was selected first overall at the Western Hockey League (WHL) Prospects Draft.

Daxon Rudolph (Northern Alberta Xtreme) became the seventh CSSHL student-athlete in league history to be selected first overall joining Gavin McKenna (RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna & South Alberta Hockey Academy/2022), Connor Bedard (West Van Academy/2020), Matthew Savoie (Northern Alberta Xtreme & RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg/2019), Dylan Guenther (Northern Alberta Xtreme/2018), Kaiden Guhle (OHA Edmonton/2017), and Ty Smith (Delta Hockey Academy/2015).

In total, 11 NAX student-athletes were selected at the 2023 WHL Draft.

WHL Prospects Draft   5104Victoria RoyalsNolan StewartFNAX  

Round Overall WHL Team Player Position CSSHL Team
1 1 Prince Albert Raiders Daxon Rudolph D NAX
1 10 Everett Silvertips Brek Liske D NAX
2 30 Swift Current Broncos Sawyer Dingman F NAX
2 35 Edmonton Oil Kings Parker Snell G NAX
2 39 Portland Winterhawks Jordan Duguay F NAX
3 59  Portland Winterhawks Owen Chapman F NAX
4 70 Saskatoon Blades Nathan Guenther D NAX
5 95 Brandon Wheat Kings Knox Bendera F NAX
5 104 Victoria Royals Nolan Stewart F NAX
8 166 Prince Albert Raiders Darius Hordal D NAX
11 238 Red Deer Rebels Saul Astill D NAX