RED DEER - It was a banner year for Alberta at the 2021 NHL Draft, with 17 Albertans drafted to 13 different teams.
After three Albertans were selected in round one of the draft on Friday night, 11 more were drafted in rounds two through seven on Saturday.
Saturday’s portion of the draft saw a pair of Albertans drafted to the teams their older brothers currently play for, as Colton Dach will join older brother Kirby with the Chicago Blackhawks, while the Colorado Avalanche selected Taylor Makar, the younger brother of defenceman Cale.
The 17 Albertans drafted hail from nine different Minor Hockey Associations, 16 are alumni of the Alberta Elite Hockey League, and nine played for Team Alberta.
A full list of Albertans drafted can be found below:
|9||Dylan Guenther||Arizona Coyotes||Forward||Edmonton||Hockey Edmonton (North West Zone)||KC U15 AAA Squires (AEHL), NAX U15 Prep, NAX U18 Prep (CSSHL), Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)|
|15||Sebastian Cossa||Detroit Red Wings||Goaltender||Fort McMurray||Fort McMurray||Fort McMurray U15 AA Oil Barons (NAHL), Fort Sask U15 AAA Rangers, Fort Sask U18 AAA Rangers (AEHL), Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)|
|25||Corson Ceulemans||Columbus Blue Jackets||Defenceman||Beaumont||Beaumont||Leduc U15 AAA Oil Kings (AEHL), OHA Edmonton U15 Prep, OHA Edmonton Prep (CSSHL), Brooks Bandits (AJHL)|
|34||Olen Zellweger||Anaheim Ducks||Defence||Fort Saskatchewan||Fort Saskatchewan||Fort Sask U15 AAA Rangers (AEHL), OHA Edmonton U15 Prep, OHA Edmonton Prep (CSSHL), Everett Silvertips (WHL)|
|35||Ryker Evans||Seattle Kraken||Defence||Calgary||Hockey Calgary (Shaw Meadows)||Calgary U15 AAA Royals, CRAA U16 AAA Blue (AEHL), Regina Pats (WHL)|
|39||Zack Ostapchuk||Ottawa Senators||Forward||St. Albert||St. Albert||St. Albert U15 AAA Sabres (AEHL), NAX U15 Prep, NAX Prep (CSSHL), Vancouver Giants (WHL)|
|62||Colton Dach||Chicago Blackhawks||Forward||Fort Saskatchewan||Fort Saskatchewan||Fort Sask U15 AAA Rangers, Fort Sask U18 AAA Rangers (AEHL), OHA Edmonton U15 Prep (CSSHL), Saskatoon Blades (WHL)|
|65||Jayden Grubbe||New York Rangers||Forward||Calgary||Hockey Calgary (Bow Valley)||Calgary U15 AAA Bisons, CBHA U16 AAA Rangers, Calgary U18 AAA Buffaloes (AEHL), Red Deer Rebels (WHL)|
|91||Taige Harding||Chicago Blackhawks||Defence||St. Albert||St. Albert||Spruce Grove U15 AAA PAC Saints, St. Albert U16 AAA Flyers, St. Albert U18 AAA Raiders (AEHL), Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL)|
|103||Gannon Laroque||San Jose Sharks||Defence||Edmonton||Hockey Edmonton||KC U15 AAA Squires, CAC U15 AAA Canadians (AEHL), NAX Elite 15s, NAX Prep (CSSHL), Fort McMurray Oil Barons, Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL), Victoria Royals (WHL)|
|112||Talyn Boyko||New York Rangers||Goaltender||Drumheller||Drumheller||Airdrie U15 AAA Xtreme (AEHL), POE U15 Prep, POE Prep (CSSHL), Tri-City Americans (WHL)|
|118||Kyle Masters||Minnesota Wild||Defence||Edmonton||Hockey Edmonton (South West Zone)||MLAC U15 AAA (AEHL), OHA Edmonton U15 Prep, OHA Edmonton Prep (CSSHL), Red Deer Rebels (WHL)|
|130||Sean Tschigerl||Anaheim Ducks||Forward||Whitecourt||Whitecourt||OHA Edmonton U15 Prep, OHA Edmonton Prep (CSSHL), Calgary Hitmen (WHL)|
|148||Gage Alexander||Anaheim Ducks||Goaltender||Okotoks||Okotoks||Rockyview U16 AAA Raiders, Okotoks U18 AAA Oilers (AEHL), Winnipeg Ice (WHL)|
|173||Lucas Ciona||Calgary Flames||Forward||Edmonton||Hockey Edmonton||SSAC U15 AAA Lions (AEHL), NAX U15 Prep, NAX Prep (CSSHL), Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL), Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)|
|176||Dru Krebs||Washington Capitals||Defence||Okotoks||Okotoks||Okotoks U15 AAA Oilers, Okotoks U18 AAA Oilers (AEHL), Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)|
|220||Taylor Makar||Colorado Avalanche||Forward||Calgary||Hockey Calgary (Crowchild)||Calgary U15 AAA Flames, NWCAA U16 AAA Stampeders, Calgary U18 AAA Flames (AEHL), Brooks Bandits (AJHL)|