45 Saskatchewan born players were selected in Thursday's 2024 WHL Prospects Draft. While the list wasn't extensive, a few different players with west-central ties had their name called.

The first, and highest pick was Jake Hargrave from Lucky Lake. The Swift Current U15 AA player was selected in the third round, 57th overall by the Kelowna Rockets. The young defenseman impressed with 33 points in 25 regular season games with the Broncos, carrying that offense into this year's playoffs where he had 10 points in 7 games. Hargrave also played a few regular season games with Swift Current AAA this season, collecting an assist.

The next local pick came from across the provincial border. Oyen, Alberta's Jude Martin was selected by the Medicine Hat Tigers with a seventh round pick, #149 overall, staying in the Gas City after playing with the Medicine Hat Hounds U15 AA program this season.  

Finally, in the ninth round the Red Deer Rebels selected a young player with west-central ties. Originally from Kindersley, goaltender Seth Gutenberg was selected with pick #192, playing 18 games this year for the Saskatoon Outlaws U15 AA team, and another three playoff games. 

The first overall pick in this year's draft was Calgary's Landon DuPont, selected by the Everett Silvertips. Joining Connor Bedard as only the second player to be granted exceptional status by the league, the stud prospect defenseman also joined Bedard by becoming the first overall pick.