Brett 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.
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