Ponich to St. Louis

dsc_9012Brett Ponich was selected by the St. Louis Blues with the #48 pick in the second round of the NHL Entry Draft this morning.

No other current Winterhawk player was selected in the draft.

Ponich becomes the 108th player drafted while playing for the Hawks, and the first since Colton Sceviour (4th Round – Dallas) and Frazer McLaren (7th Round – San Jose) in 2007.

Of the 107 players drafted previously, 70 have gone on to play at least one game in the NHL, or about 65%.

The pick by St. Louis was the sixth time that the Blues have chosen a Hawk, and the first since Matt Walker was chosen in the 3rd Round of 1998.

Ponich was just the second d-man from the WHL chosen, with Jared Cowen going to Ottawa with the 10th pick in the first round, and he was selected ahead of other highly touted d-men such as Stefan Elliott, Tyson Barrie and Brayden McNabb.

Congratulations, Brett!

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  1. Congrats. to Brett and his family, keep up the good work!!

  2. Hey Kemper it’s me again, I’m trying to get in contact with the WinterHawks staff yet again in search of an internship for the upcoming season. Now I remember you did give me an email address a couple months ago that I was very grateful for and I did email them but they did not have any openings at the time so they told me to check back again at a later date. It’s now a later date but I cannot find that email address on the past blogs that you posted it on. So if I could get that address again I would appreciate it very much.

    Thank you,
    Adam Sanna

  3. Congrats to Brett, I thought he really stepped up his game as the season went along last season. I am expecting BIG things from him this year for the Hawks. I am just hoping Brett doesn’t put extra pressure on himself, just the nature progression, insteading of trying to prove his NHL draft selection ……

    As for Adam….. how about a phone call? or if it was really important to you, you would of wrote the e-mail down somewhere, instead of begging on the blog … TWICE ! good luck Adam

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