First Round Bantam Picks:
- Defenseman Jesse Lees (9th) in 2010.
- Center Rourke Chartier (15th) in 2011.
- Center Nick Merkley (9th) in 2012.
- Right Wing Colton Heffley (39th) in 2009.
- Defenseman Madison Bowey (23rd) in 2010.
- Right Wing Austin Glover (37th) in 2011.
- Defenseman Joe Gatenby (34th) in 2012.
- Goalie Jordon Cooke 4th Round (79th) in 2008.
- Left Wing Tyrell Goubourne 5th Round (105th) in 2009.
- Center Tyson Baillie 3rd Round (53rd) in 2010.
- Center Cole Linaker 6th Round (113th) in 2010.
- Defenseman Riley Stadel 3rd Round (51st) in 2011.
- Left Wing Justin Kirkland 5th Round (103rd) in 2011.
- Left Wing Brendan Leipsic 6th Round (112th) in 2009.
- Goalie Brendan Burke 3rd Round (49th) in 2010.
- Center Dominic Turgeon 3rd Round (64th) in 2011.
- Right Wing Ethan Price 6th Round (130th) in 2012.
Leipsic was a steal, partially because of his size in the 6th round back in 2009 and Price could be another one in the near future, as his coming from Nebraska probably played a role in most teams staying away from him, thinking he'd go the college route.
Late Round Bantam Picks:
- Defenseman Damon Severson 9th Round (192nd) in 2009.
- Defenseman Mitch Wheaton 10th Round (207th) in 2010.
- Defenseman Josh Hanson 8th Round (156th) in 2009.
- Left Wing Adam De Champlain 10th Round (200th) in 2009.
- Center Chase De Leo 9th Round (192nd) in 2010.
- Defenseman Layne Viveiros 9th Round (196th) in 2011.
Portland filling out their lineup with the likes of Hanson, De Champlain and Viveiros is nice as a lot of teams would proably find bigger roles for them, especially De Champlain. De Leo, meanwhile would be a bona fide first line center on any other team. Being from california is probably the only explanation that someone as talented as De Leo was still available in the 9th round in 2010.
Import Draft Picks:
- Center Kris Schmidli 2nd Round (59th) in 2013.
Cederholm is a bit of an unknown commodity, who has not quite found the best role for himself in the WHL yet. He has moments in which he looks to really fit the up tempo style that the Hawk's require of their defensemen and then he has moments where you do not notice him the entire game. Bjorkstrand is another in a recent line of finds overseas, after Nino Niederreiter and Sven Bartschi. He has been, at moments a transcendant talent. If there is one guy in the current group of Winterhawks, that I would not be surprised to see be an elite, MVP caliber talent at the NHL level, it would be the Danish winger. His combination of ridiculous wrist shot and release, as well as his speed and catch you off guard strength are simply a wonder.
- Right Wing Myles Bell (9/2011) from Regina for D-man Colton Jobke and 2nd Round and 5th Round Bantam Picks in 2012.
- Left Wing Carter Rigby (9/2011) from Prince George for 3rd Round Bantam Pick in 2012.
- Center Ryan Olsen (5/2012) from Saskatoon with 2nd and 5th Round Bantam Picks in 2013 for Shane McColgan and Jessey Astles.
- Left Wing Marek Tvrdon (1/2014) from Vancouver for a 2nd Round Bantam Pick in 2014.
- Defenseman Garrett Haar (7/2013) from Medicine Hat for Conditional Bantam Pick.
- Defenseman Mathew Dumba (12/2013) from Red Deer for Presten Kopeck and 2nd Rounders in 2014,15 and 16.
2/3rds of the Hawk's 3rd line, along with a reserve forward were signed undrafted by the Hawks and this is where they will have to make their bones in the future. Schoenborn, Iverson and Bittner will be asked to play big roles on the team in the next two seasons and they have shown themselves capable so far this season. The fact that all except Predinchuk are American, means that Jonhston and his staff have been able to convince some very talented and in Bittner's case: elite NHL prospects to pass on the college option in favor of playing in a great developmental league without leaving your country. If they can continue to do this, having only one 1st round pick and no seconds for the next season will not throw this franchise back down the deep dark hole it came from.
Kelowna has succeeded in the last 12 seasons up in the Okanogan, winning 3 WHL Championships and one Memorial Cup, by doing things the old tried and true way, while the Winterhawks appear to be driving off the proven path into something no one has done before. And this is why, if the Hawks continue to succeed, the rest of the U.S. Division, will no doubt copy him.