The first-ever National Women’s Hockey League Draft was held on Saturday, with the four teams’ general mangers meeting in Boston to work through five rounds and a total of 20 players. Every team added some quality picks, but how did each franchise do as a whole? Who were some of the draft’s biggest risers and who added value in the later rounds? These answers and more here in At Even Strength’s post-NWHL Draft recap.
The inaugural NWHL Draft is set to take place this Saturday, June 20, in Boston. Plenty of content previewing the draft has been published around the Web over the past few weeks, and At Even Strength wants to make sure you know exactly where to find it.
This is an evolving list of pre-NWHL Draft coverage and analysis, and will be updated as needed as Saturday approaches.
With the inaugural National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) Draft coming up on June 20, it’s time to take a look at the top prospects available. The NWHL announced the order of selection earlier this week: the first pick belongs to the New York Riveters, the second to the Connecticut Whale, the third to the Boston Pride, and the fourth to the Buffalo Beauts.
The draft is open to all those playing at a four-year institution who have completed their first three years of eligibility. With that being said, the following is a list of At Even Strength’s Top 20 player rankings, taken out of the entire pool of rising seniors in the NCAA. CIS players are eligible for selection in the draft but were not included in these rankings due to a lack of viewings.