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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.

Round 1:

No. Team Player School Position
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

Round 2:

No. Team Player School Position
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

Round 3:

No. Team Player School Position
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

Round 4:

No. Team Player School Position
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

Round 5:

No. Team Player School Position
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

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