GWMHL

Free Agent Draft: Lilja, Biron, Winnik Take Top Spots

In IHS, NAS, News, Transactions, WIN on November 9, 2011 at 4:44 pm

No big names but lots of roleplayers and veteran experience signed on with new GWMHL teams in the 2011-2012 Pre-Season Free Agent Draft . The Nashville Knights claimed defenseman Andreas Lilja in the top spot, while the Winnipeg Falcons shored up in net with Martin Biron. The Ice Harbor Storm took Daniel Winnik, most recently of the Altoona Railroaders, with the third pick. Other highlights included Nashville selection its 8 millionth goaltender.

Round 1

1. Nashville – D Andreas Lilja
2. Winnipeg – G Martin Biron
3. Ice Harbor – F Daniel Winnik
4. Delta – F Anthony Stewart
5. San Francisco – F Tomas Kopecky
6. Great Lakes – F Darren Helm
8. Baltimore – F Brandon Prust
9. Boston – F Nate Thompson
10. Pittsburgh – G Ben Bishop
12. Sterling – D Mike Weaver
13. El Dorado – F Nick Spaling
14. Farmington – D Randy Jones
16. Charleston – F BJ Crombeen
19. Portland – G Rick DiPietro

Round 2

21. Nashville – G Mike Smith
22. Winnipeg – F Kyle Wellwood
24. Delta – G Peter Budaj
25. San Francisco – F Ryan Shannon
26. Great Lakes – F Erik Christensen
29. Boston – F Adam Hall
35. South Carolina – G Jason LaBarbera
36. Charleston – D Jason Garrison
39. Portland – F Jiri Tlusty
40. Salem – D Justin Braun

Round 3

41. Nashville – F Jim Slater
42. Winnipeg – F Matt Hendricks
44. Delta – D Shane O’Brien
46. Great Lakes – D Jay Harrison

Round 4

74.  Farmington – F Drew Miller

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