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Wheat Kings release Bukac prior to the CHL import draft

28.06.2018 09:10
By: Frank McGwire

Brandon will make two selections today


Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Brandon Wheat Kings plan to make two selections at the CHL's 27th annual Import Draft today.

Brandon has the 37th overall choice in round one.

The two-round draft will take place online.

Since the CHL established the annual Import Draft in 1993, Brandon has selected a total of thirty-two players. 

The last time that the Wheat Kings had a pick this high was in 2014 when Brandon opted for Russian blueliner Ivan Provorov (30th overall).

The two-round draft will take place online.

Meanwhile, defenceman Daniel Bukac, who was the Wheat Kings second round selection in 2016, has been released by the club and will be eligible to any CHL club today during the import draft.

A seventh round pick of the Boston Bruins, Bukac scored two goals, 25 points and accumulated 78 penalty minutes in 111 games with Brandon.

Bukac was the lone import to occupy a roster spot with the Wheat Kings over the course of the last two years. 

The Wheat Kings will open up the season with a home and home series with Moose Jaw, beginning Friday, September 21st at Westoba Place.