NAHL concludes and announces results of Draft
June 10, 2015
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has concluded and announced the results of the 2015 NAHL Draft, which was held on Tuesday, June 9th.
In total, 202 players were selected in the draft, which took three and a half hours to complete.
Click here to listen to the achieve of the draft through FASTHockey
“The draft is an exciting day for many people, but most importantly the players. It is a great opportunity and privilege to be selected by one of our member teams and we hope the players using as a stepping-stone and motivation to become part of the team for the 2015-16 season,” said NAHL Commissioner Mark Frankenfeld.
The first player taken in the draft was forward Braden Brown from the Little Caesars 18U team, who was selected by the expansion Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. The first defenseman taken in the draft was Robby Fosdick (Madison Capitals/USHL), who was drafted 7th overall by the Amarillo Bulls. The first goaltender selected was Gunner Rivers (Hawkesbury/GMHL), who was selected 21st overall by the Lone Star Brahmas.
Breakdown of positions drafted:
Breakdown of birth year of draft picks:
Five (5) players with NAPHL ties were drafted, which included three players who played in the league this past season. That is in addition to the 53 NAPHL players who were signed to a tender over the course of the 2014-15 season, bringing the total number of NAPHL players who played in the league in 2014-15 that were either tendered or drafted into the NAHL to 56.
One player from the NA3HL was drafted, Metro Jets forward Ryan Bloom. In total, 23 players who played in the NA3HL this past season were tendered or drafted by NAHL teams.
Players not drafted or tendered by NAHL teams are still able to participate in each team's respective open tryout camps. Remaining tryout camps are listed here.
Each team’s protected list now stands at 30 players. All rosters must be reduced to 25 players by September 1st and 23 players by October 1st.