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.
- The NWHL has posted prospect profiles for each of its Top 20 prospects, and all 20 can be found here on the league’s site.
- Kaitlin Cimini is providing excellent coverage of the NWHL over at Today’s Slapshot. She’s got a profile of Clarkson defenseman Erin Ambrose, as well as one of Boston College defenseman Lexi Bender.
Examining the Top Prospects
- Continuing the coverage from Today’s Slapshot, Ben Smith highlighted his top-four prospects heading into draft day.
- More from Cimini, looking at the top-three defensemen available for Today’s Slapshot.
- The NWHL highlighted the top-five defensemen on the board at NWHL.co.
- Also part of the NWHL’s Pre-Draft Rankings series, a look at the draft’s top goaltenders.
- And rounding out those Pre-Draft Rankings from the NWHL, the top five forwards in the draft.
- Today’s Slapshot’s Hannah Bevis wrote up about her top three goaltenders going into Saturday.
- Nicole Haase did some excellent work this week on a five-round mock draft for USCHO.
- Former U.S. Olympic gold medalist A.J. Mleczko also provided her own mock draft of the first round for NWHL.co, along with her top-10 prospect rankings.
- Mark Staffieri of Women’s Hockey Life also projected the first round of the NWHL Draft back in May.
Other Draft Info
The 2015 NWHL Draft will begin on Saturday at 12 p.m. EST. The league will be tweeting out the picks live via @NWHL_. The order for the draft is as follows: 1. New York Riveters, 2. Connecticut Whale, 3. Boston Pride, 4. Buffalo Beauts.
AES also ranked the Top 20 NCAA Prospects last week, and those rankings can be found here.