Davis picked 11th overall
Kamloops kid Kevin Davis will be heading south of the border.
Davis, a 5-foot-11, 155-pound defenceman, was drafted in the first round, 11th overall, by the Everett Silvertips at the WHL Bantam Draft, held in Calgary on Thursday, May 3.
"Every team dies to get a defenceman like him," Kamloops Blazers' director of player personnel Matt Recchi said.
"Kevin is a tremendous-skating defenceman that moves the puck real well."
Davis complimented strong defensive play with offensive talent last season with the bantam tier 1 Kamloops Jardine's Blazers.
He was fourth in team scoring with 15 goals and 46 points in 49 games.
"He's a prototypical player that every team would want," Recchi said.
"They just don't come around that often."
Kamloops traded up to select River City product Nicholas Chyzowski, a 5-foot-10, 160-pound centre in the second round.
Rounding out the Kamloops players drafted on Thursday were defenceman Alex Winters and forward Maxwell James, both of whom were drafted in the sixth round.
Winters was drafted 118th overall by the Red Deer Rebels.
Tri-City selected James with the 131st pick.