Yesterday, the NWHL announced that they would be expanding to Toronto. Today, they followed up that news with the announcement that there will be an NWHL draft! Date of the draft will be on Tuesday April 28th for Rounds 1 and 2. Then on the following day April 29th, will be Rounds 3 through 5. All six teams will be participating, and it will be live on Twitter.
The last time the NWHL had a draft, it was back in 2018; however, the NWHL have been doing the draft since 2015. Let’s take a quick peak at the number 1 overall picks from 2015 – 2018.
2015 #1 overall pick was forward Alex Carpenter for the Metropolitan Riveters
2016 #1 overall pick was defender Kelsey Koelzer for the New York Riveters
2017 #1 overall pick was goalie Kaitlin Burt for the Boston Pride
2018 #1 overall pick was forward Annie Pankowski for the Metropolitan Riveters
Looking forward to seeing what college talent will be picked and which team they’ll be headed to!
TXHT will continue to provide NWHL coverage as more signings and news are announced.