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NWHL 2020 DRAFT PICKS
The 2020 National Hockey league draft took place on the 28th and 29th of April 2020.
Were you aware? Probably not. Women’s hockey is sadly not as covered by the media as our male counterparts.
However, if you’re looking to be updated on female hockey news, you’ve come to the right place. Here we will tell you all you need to know about the NWHL 2020 draft.
On April 22 , 2020 the National Women’s Hockey League officially announced that a new franchise would be added in Toronto!
This team will be the 6th team in the league and the first in Canada!
This new team which is set to debut in the league’s sixth season, was among six NWHL teams who participated in the draft, namely: The Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whales, Metropolitan Riveters and Minnesota Whitecaps.
A few hours earlier, The Boston Pride had acquired the first overall pick Sammy Davis from yet-to-be-named Toronto team. Davis, the 23 year old Boston University forward has 17 goals and 24 assists under her belt.
The order of selection was as follows:
Round 1: Toronto expansion team, Connecticut Whales, Buffalo Beauts, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps, Boston Prides.
Round 2: Connecticut Whales, Toronto expansion team, Buffalo Beauts, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps, Boston Prides.
Round 3: Connecticut Whales, Buffalo Beauts, Toronto expansion team, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps, Boston Prides.
Round 4: Connecticut Whales, Buffalo Beauts, Metropolitan Riveters, Toronto expansion team, Minnesota Whitecaps, Boston Prides.
Round 5: Connecticut Whales, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whales (pick acquired from Riveters in Maria Sorokina trade) Minnesota Whitecaps, Toronto expansion team, Boston Prides.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 NWHL draft pick was like none before it.
This year, the picks were announced via Twitter, with athletes like WNBA players Jasmine Thomas, Nathalie Achonwa and Rachel Banham, broadcasters John Buccigross and Kenny Albert and DroneRaceLeague president Rachel Jacobson doing the honours.
|1||Boston Pride||Sammy Davis||Boston University||Forward|
|2||Connecticut Whale||Kayla Friesen||Clarkson University||Forward|
|3||Buffalo Beauts||Carly Jackson||University of Maine||Goaltender|
|4||Metropolitan Riveters||Saroya Tinker||Yale University||Defence|
|5||Minnesota Whitecaps||Alex Woken||University of Minnesota||Forward|
|6||Toronto expansion team||Jaycee Gebhard||Robert Morris University||Forward|
|7||Connecticut Whale||Victoria Howran||University of New||Defence|
|8||Toronto expansion team||Amy Curlew||Cornell University||Forward|
|9||Buffalo Beauts||Codie Cross||Northeastern University||Defence|
|10||Metropolitan Riveters||Delaney Belinskas||Boston College||Forward|
|11||Minnesota Whitecaps||Patti Marshall||University of Minnesota||Defence|
|12||Boston Pride||Tereza Vanisova||University of Maine||Forward|
|13||Connecticut Whale||Savannah Rennie||Syracuse University||Forward|
|14||Buffalo Beauts||Autumn MacDougal||University of Alberta||Forward|
|15||Toronto expansion team||Erin Locke||York University||Forward|
|16||Metropolitan Riveters||Tera Hofmann||Yale University||Goaltender|
|17||Minnesota Whitecaps||Presley Norby||University of Wisconsin||Forward|
|18||Boston Pride||Taylor Wenczkowski||University of New Hampshire||Forward|
|19||Connecticut Whale||Amanda Conway||Norwich University||Forward|
|20||Buffalo Beauts||Kelly O’Sullivan||Adrian College||Defence|
|21||Metropolitan Riveters||Bridgette Prentiss||Franklin Pierce University||Forward|
|22||Toronto expansion team||Nathalie Marcuzzi||Robert Morris University||Forward|
|23||Minnesota Whitecaps||Hayley Mack||Bemidji State University||Forward|
|24||Boston Pride||Taylor Turnquist||Clarkson University||Defence|
|25||Connecticut Whale||Nicole Guagliardo||Adrian College||Forward|
|26||Buffalo Beauts||Logan Land||Rochester Institute of Technology||Defence|
|27||Connecticut Whale||Maddie Bishop||Sacred heart University||Forward|
|28||Minnesota Whitecaps||Maddie Rowe||University of Wisconsin||Defence|
|29||Boston Pride||Meghara McManus||University of New Hampshire||Forward|
|30||Boston Pride||Paige Capistran||Northeastern University||Defence|