Rebels pick Conner Bleackley

RED DEER, AB – Jesse Wallin, Vice-President of Hockey Operations/Head Coach of the Red Deer Rebels Hockey Club, announced today they have selected centre Conner Bleackley with their first pick, 21st overall, in the 2011 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. 


Bleackley had 68 points (36-32-68) in 29 games with the Okotoks AAA Bantams in 2010-11.    


Conner Bleackley (pronounced: BLEEK-lee)

DOB:  July 2, 1996

Hometown:  High River, AB

HT:  6’0”

WT: 185 LBS

Shoots: Right


Rebels First Round Pick History (The Rebels did not have a first round pick in 2001)

Conner Bleackley        2011, 21st overall

Kayle Doetzel             2010, 12th overall

Matt Dumba                2009, 4th overall

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 2008, 1st overall

Connor Redmond        2007, 11th overall

Landon Ferraro            2006, 2nd overall

Cass Mappin                2005, 12th overall

Brandon Sutter             2004, 6th overall

Matthew Cline              2003, 19th overall

Paul Kurceba               2002, 19th overall

Colin Fraser                 2000, 9th overall

Derek Meech               1999, 9th overall

Doug Lynch                 1998, 7th overall

Kevin Labbe                1997, 14th overall

Justin Mapletoft           1996, 6th overall 

Stephen Peat               1995, 3rd overall

Mike Brown                  1994, 9th overall

Jesse Wallin                 1993, 9th overall

Mike McBain                 1992, 1st overall                                  

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