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    The Kelowna Rockets are pleased to announce they have selected Nolan Foote with its first selection in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft in Calgary. The Rockets picked Foote, the son of former NHLer Adam Foote, in the second round of the draft, 43rd overall.

    “Nolan is the player we wanted all along,” said Rockets GM Bruce Hamilton. “We’re thrilled to get him.”

    Kelowna head scout Lorne Frey said he was relatively pleased with the draft, despite not being able to pick until 43rd overall.

    "We were just hoping to get four or five really good players, players that maybe will have a chance to play with us in a couple years time," said Frey. "It was very tough. We certainly weren’t in the hunt for a lot of high-end guys but we were trying to get players that would develop over the next few years."

    Nolan Foote is the second of Adam Foote’s sons that the Rockets have drafted after picking Cal Foote in the second round of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.

    "It's exciting to be drafted by Kelowna," said Nolan. "Where Kelowna is located is an amazing spot and it's a great organization. I'm very excited and I might have a chance to play with my brother Cal."

    Nolan is a 6-foot-1, 150 pound forward, while Cal, who attended the Rockets training camp last year, is a defenceman.

    The Rockets made several other selections in the draft, adding 11 prospects to its stable of young hockey players.

    "Now it's all about development, how much they want to play, how much they love the game," said Frey. "Once we figured we had three or four guys we were happy with we decided to take a a few chances. You're trying to find a guy that will turn out to be an impact guy."

    Here are the Rockets picks along with positions and hometowns.

    Round 1
    21 (to Prince Albert for Draisaitl)

    Round 2
    43 Nolan Foote LW Englewood, CO 6.00, 155lbs 2000-11-28 Colorado Thunderbirds

    Round 3
    65 Ted Brennan C Malahat, B.C. 6.00, 170lbs 2000-01-27 Victoria Racquet Club

    Round 4
    72 (from Prince Albert for Johnston) Konrad Belcourt RD Sherwood Park, Alta. 6.00.5, 165lbs 2000-04-04 Sherwood Park Flyers
    87 Liam Kindree LW North Vancouver, B.C. 5.10, 175lbs 2000-01-01 North Shore Winter Club Bantam

    Round 5
    109 (to Kootenay for McKinlay)

    Round 6
    113 (from Vancouver for Coyle & Moar) Kelvin Hair LD North Vancouver, B.C. 6.03, 175lbs 2000-05-16 Okanagan Hockey Academy Bant Prep
    131 Kyle Pow LD Nanaimo, B.C. 6.05, 210lbs 2000-03-10 Pursuit of Excellence Bant Prep

    Round 7
    153 James Porter G Bonners Ferry, ID 5.10, 135lbs 2000-04-08 Edge Bant Prep

    Round 8
    175 Reid Robertson C Winnipeg, MB 6.02, 176lbs 2000-08-20 Winnipeg Sharks

    Round 9
    181 (From Tri-City) Cole DeKoninck D Lorette, MB 5.11, 207lbs 2000-04-16 Eastman Selects
    197 Trevor Gulenchyn LW Lake Country, B.C. 6.01, 165lbs 2000-01-18 Pursuit of Excellence Bant Prep

    Round 10
    219 (to Vancouver)

    Round 11
    241 Jackson Wozniak C/LW Anaheim, CA 5.07, 145lbs 2000-02-21 Los Angeles Jr. Kings

    Round 12
    263 Carter Giampietro RD West Vancouver, B.C. 6.02, 155lbs 2000-07-31 Hollyburn Huskies
    Last edited by Malc; 05-08-2015 at 03:22 PM.

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