Dispersal Draft Results

Banff Rockies and Toronto Metropolitans officially join the SICHL as Dispersal Draft takes place on Friday night.
by Kent Clark | August 19, 2017, 2:50 AM ET

On Friday evening during a closed door conference call, the Winnipeg Falcons and Toronto Titans franchises were officially dispersed into the Banff Rockies and Toronto Metropolitans. 

New managers Chris Baker (Toronto) and Ian Constable (Banff) wasted little time establishing their franchises, both executing sound strategies and building solid foundations for their respective futures.

There was an eclectic mix of players available to the two new franchises. The Winnipeg Falcons had long been among the elite franchises in the SICHL and were in the midst of a soft-rebuild, with a few aging superstars and a prospect pool that, while lacking for depth, nevertheless had some intriguing names like David Pastrnak (16th overall, 2014) and Kyle Connor (13th overall, 2015). The Toronto Titans, meanwhile, had been employing a strategy of free agent signings that had yielded mixed results, but contracts that the SICHLPA stipulated had to be selected by the new franchises.

Notable selections for the Rockies included Pastrnak going first overall, and all-star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist being tagged as the Rockies first-ever Franchise Player. The Metropolitans, meanwhile, in addition to selecting Brandon Saad and signing Franchise Player Nick Foligno, picked three goaltenders: Jake Allen, Corey Crawford, and Ken Appleby. With all three signed to one-way contracts, expect the Metros to field offers for Crawford and Appleby. 

"That was way more stressful than I expected," noted Metropolitans GM Chris Baker. "We came prepared, but I guess I overlooked the fact that Ian would come equally prepared. I kept getting 'sniped', I think is the term. But we're happy with how things went, and we're prepared for the long road ahead."

Rockies GM Ian Constable was similarly pleased with how the draft unfolded: "Picking second in the upcoming entry draft will surely help the Rockies add another player that we expect will help us out in the near future, but we are also open to offers. If the right deal comes along, we'll have to consider our options." 

Here are the full results of the dispersal draft:

  1. BNF - David Pastrnak
  2. TOR - Brandon Saad
  3. TOR - Jake Allen
  4. BNF - Mikhail Sergachev
  5. BNF - Kyle Connor
  6. TOR - Ondrej Palat
  7. TOR - Nick Foligno - FRANCHISE PLAYER
  8. BNF - Ivan Barbashev
  9. BNF - Kasperi Kapanen
  10. TOR - Torey Krug
  11. TOR - Logan Stanley
  12. BNF - Tobias Rieder
  13. BNF - Kristopher Letang
  14. TOR - Gabriel Bourque
  15. TOR - James Van Riemsdyk
  16. BNF - Ian Cole
  17. BNF - Alexei Emelin
  18. TOR - Byron Froese
  19. TOR - Nikita Soshnikov
  20. BNF - Henrik Borgstrom
  21. BNF - Toronto Titans Draft Pick Package
  22. TOR - Alexander Killorn
  23. TOR - Austin Czarnik
  24. BNF - Troy Grosenick
  25. BNF - Nikolai Kulemin
  26. TOR - Corey Crawford
  27. TOR - Henrik Sedin
  28. BNF - Eddie Lack
  29. BNF - Daniel Audette
  30. TOR - Julian Melchiori
  31. TOR - David Desharnais
  32. BNF - Joe Colborne
  33. BNF - Roope Hintz
  34. TOR - Nic Dowd
  35. TOR - Dennis Wideman
  36. BNF - Nelson Nogier
  37. BNF - Josh Jacobs
  38. TOR - Hudson Elynuik
  39. TOR - Ethan Werek
  40. BNF - Chase Balisy
  41. BNF - Philip Varone
  42. TOR - Matthew Peca
  43. TOR - Nick Sorensen
  44. BNF - Niklas Hansson
  45. BNF - Matt Frattin
  46. TOR - Ryan Callahan
  47. TOR - Ben Street
  48. BNF - Elvis Merzlikins
  49. BNF - Adam Gaudette
  50. TOR - Nikita Jevpalovs
  51. TOR - Danick Martel
  52. BNF - Justin Dowling
  53. BNF - Mark Fayne
  54. TOR - Brandon DeFazio
  55. TOR - Garrett Wilson
  56. BNF - Patrick Brown
  57. BNF - Martins Dzierkals
  58. TOR - Ryan Hamilton
  59. TOR - Luke Gazdic
  60. BNF - Niclas Almari
  61. BNF - Nathan Noel
  62. TOR - Lukas Vejdemo
  63. TOR - Martin Reway
  64. BNF - Ben Smith
  65. BNF - Henri Ikonen
  66. TOR - Colton Hargrove
  67. TOR - Grayson Downing
  68. BNF - Matt Iacopelli
  69. BNF - Carter Camper
  70. TOR - Andy Miele
  71. TOR - Mike Sislo
  72. BNF - Tony Cameranesi
  73. BNF - Aaron Irving
  74. TOR - Aaron Palushaj
  75. TOR - Derek Hulak
  76. BNF - Zack Sill
  77. BNF - Patrick Holland
  78. TOR - Richard Clune
  79. TOR - Mike Brown
  80. BNF - Brent Moran
  81. BNF - Joseph Cecconi
  82. TOR - Tyson Strachan
  83. TOR - Dylan McIlrath
  84. BNF - Garret Ross
  85. BNF - Linus Hogberg
  86. TOR - Winnipeg Falcons Draft Pick Package
  87. TOR - Kirill Gotovets
  88. BNF - Brent Pedersen
  89. BNF - Steven Spinner
  90. TOR - Ken Appleby
  91. TOR - Paul Bissonnette
  92. BNF - Henrik Lundqvist - FRANCHISE PLAYER
  93. BNF - Jake Evans
  94. BNF - Clinston Franklin
  95. BNF - James Mullin
  96. BNF - Brandon Maxwell
  97. BNF - Mark Visentin

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