The 2021 North American Hockey League (NAHL) Entry Draft is just one week away and will take place on Wednesday, July 14th at 1pm (central) and will be conducted online at nahl.com
Fans and players will be able to follow the draft one of three ways:
1) Follow online at nahldraft.com
2) Follow each selection on twitter at: @NAHLHockey
3) Listen to a free live broadcast of the draft on HockeyTV
Here are some important reminders and informational bits about the draft as it approaches:
2021 NAHL Entry Draft Order (minus any traded picks):
1. El Paso Rhinos
2. Anchorage Wolverines
3. Amarillo Wranglers
4. Jamestown Rebels
5. Corpus Christi IceRays
6. Springfield Jr. Blues
7. Odessa Jackalopes
8. Chippewa Steel
9. Northeast Generals
10. St. Cloud Norsemen
11. New Mexico Ice Wolves
12. Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks
13. Austin Bruins
14. Kenai River Brown Bears
15. Minot Minotauros
16. Minnesota Wilderness
17. Minnesota Magicians
18. Maryland Black Bears
19. Fairbanks Ice Dogs
20. New Jersey Titans
21. Bismarck Bobcats
22. North Iowa Bulls
23. Wichita Falls Warriors
24. Maine Nordiques
25. Janesville Jets
26. Lone Star Brahmas
27. Shreveport Mudbugs
28. Johnstown Tomahawks
29. Aberdeen Wings
Who is eligible for the NAHL Entry Draft?
Amateur players less than 21 years of age on December 31, 2021 who are not listed on an NAHL team roster or are listed on an NAHL team roster but played less than (10) NAHL regular season and/or playoff games during the 2020-21 season, did not accept a tender from an NAHL team prior to the 2021 NAHL Entry Draft, or who were not drafted in the 2021 NAHL Supplemental Draft are eligible for selection in the draft.
How many players can each team select in the NAHL Entry Draft?
The number of players each team is able to draft varies on that team’s current roster (protected list). Each team’s roster is comprised of veteran players, signed tenders, and players that were selected in the Supplemental Draft.
Do prospective NAHL players have to register for the NAHL Entry Draft?
No, there is no registration process to be eligible for the NAHL Entry Draft. It is largely based on a team’s scouting and camps throughout the 2020-21 season.
Are drafted players eligible to try out for other NAHL teams?
Unless agreed upon in writing by the two NAHL teams, tendered or drafted players are not eligible to try out for other NAHL teams.
Are drafted players eligible to try out for teams in other junior leagues?
Yes, all tendered and drafted players are eligible to try out for any team in any league other than the NAHL in the U.S. and Canada.
Will the results of the NAHL Entry Draft be posted on NAHL.com?
Yes, the results of the NAHL Entry Draft will be posted on NAHLDraft.com in alphabetical order in its entirety upon completion.
Will the NAHL Entry Draft be broadcast?
Yes, the NAHL Entry Draft is scheduled to be broadcast with FREE live round-by-round coverage on HockeyTV, official broadcast partner of the NAHL. Hosts will be Alex Kyrias and Vinnie Pericelli.
Will all NAHL tenders signings be posted on NAHL.com?
No, all tender signings will not be posted on NAHL.com. NAHL teams may make their tender signings public, but are not required to do so. Tender signings for the NA3HL and NAPHL are public.
What if a prospective player is not drafted, but is still interested in playing the NAHL?
Players not drafted but who still want to play in the NAHL are encouraged to attend individual team’s open tryout camps. NAHL tryout camp information
All NAHL rosters must be reduced to 25 players by September 1.