The Dallas Stars make Brett Pollock the first Edmonton Oil Kings player off the board in the 2014 NHL Draft by selecting him in the second round, 45th overall.
Ranked 34th amongst North American skaters, the winger is coming off a breakout year for the Oil Kings. He became an offensive weapon for the Memorial Cup champions, scoring 55 (25-30-55) in 71 games.
“I don’t really think you put words to it," Pollock said. "The run we had, winning the Memorial Cup, being here today and being selected by Dallas is a surreal feeling. Not a lot of guys get to experience that and I can’t really put it into words today.”
In the WHL playoffs, Pollock helped finish off Medicine Hat in the conference finals with 7 points (5-2-7) in five games, including six in the final two.
Pollock, 18, is a 6-foot-2, 182 pound Sherwood Park, AB native.
Other Oil King draft-eligible players include Edgars Kulda, Aaron Irving, Ashton Sautner, Tyler Robertson and Brandon Baddock.