NHL Draft: 4 Sask. players selected
Three defencemen and one forward were chosen to play in the pros.
The Prince Albert Raiders had plenty of reasons to celebrate when star player Leon Draisaitl was selected third overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL draft on Friday, but Saskatchewan has more reasons to cheer.
The draft ended Saturday with four Saskatchewan players being selected by NHL teams.
If you missed it this weekend, CBC Saskatchewan has you covered. Here are the four local players picked to play in the pros:
1. Haydn Fleury, Carlyle
Fleury was taken 7th overall in the first round of the draft by the Carolina Hurricanes. The 17-year-old defenceman has spent the last three seasons with the Red Deer Rebels, ending the 2013-14 season with eight goals and 38 assists.
2. Nelson Nogier, Saskatoon
Nogier is an 18-year-old defencemen who played three season with his hometown Blades before being taken by the Winnipeg Jets 101st overall in the fourth round. The six-foot-two-inch right-hander finished last season with a goal and five assists.
3. Tanner Faith, Wilcox
The 18-year-old Faith was taken 139th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the fifth round of the draft. Faith is a right-handed defencemen played all three of his WHL seasons with the Kootenay Ice.
4. Rourke Chartier, Saskatoon
The only Saskatchewan forward selected in the draft, the 18-year-old lefty was taken 149th overall by the San Jose Sharks. Both of his seasons in the WHL were with the Kelowna Rockets where he earned 37 goals and 51 assists.