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NWHL announces international draft


The NWHL continues to expand its reach.

After announcing that they would be doubling the league salary cap, the NWHL announced today that they will be holding the first-ever NWHL International Draft that will debut on Sunday, July 25. 

The event will be a single round, featuring all six teams, beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET. 

“The NWHL International Draft will help strengthen league talent and competitiveness while growing professional women’s hockey beyond our North American borders,” said Lisa Haley, the NWHL’s Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations, in a release. “This is an event we hope develops over time with unique interest and exposure of our brand overseas and another opportunity to generate excitement for our fans.”

In order to be eligible for the draft, players must have been born outside of North America, at least 21 years of age on or before September 1, 2021, and have not previously played in the NWHL or used up any eligibility at the NCAA or U SPORTS level.