PWHL teams will select 42 players in June 10 draft

NEW YORK AND TORONTO (May 25, 2024) – The Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) today announced the 167 eligible players that have declared for the second annual PWHL Draft. PWHL teams will select 42 players from the eligibility list throughout the seven-round process scheduled for Monday, June 10 at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Saint Paul, MN, beginning at 6:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. ET.

“The global interest in the PWHL continues to grow and the depth of talent across the women’s hockey player pool will raise the level of play in the league’s second season,” said Jayna Hefford, PWHL Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations. “Fans are going to see stars from collegiate and international programs selected by their favourite PWHL teams, which makes the draft one of the most exciting events of the year.”

All 167 eligible players officially declared for the draft prior to the May 8 deadline. The group consists of 93 forwards, 48 defenders, and 26 goaltenders. There are 19 different countries represented in the player pool including 86 Canadians, 46 Americans, and 35 international players. A total of 42 players have Senior National Team experience competing for Austria, Canada, China, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United States. During the 2023-24 season, 96 of the players were collegiate athletes including 61 from NCAA women’s hockey programs and 35 from U SPORTS, and another 55 players in various professional leagues around the world.

New York will select first overall in the 2024 PWHL Draft after earning the most ‘Draft Order Points’ upon elimination from playoff contention. Ottawa will select second overall as the other non-playoff team. Based on the inverse order of the regular-season standings among the four playoff teams, Minnesota will select third overall, Boston fourth, Montréal fifth, and Toronto will select sixth. The draft will utilize the same order of selection in all seven rounds.

Undrafted players from the eligibility list will become free agents. PWHL teams can sign free agents from the 2024 and 2023 eligibility lists to Standard Player Agreements starting June 21, 2024.

A total of 268 players were eligible for the inaugural PWHL Draft with 90 selections in the 15-round process held on Sept. 18, 2023, in Toronto. Taylor Heise was selected first overall by Minnesota, with legendary sports icon Billie Jean King announcing the historic pick.

 

2024 PWHL DRAFT ELIGIBILITY LIST

Players are grouped by position and listed alphabetically by last name. The team and league columns correspond to a player’s most recent professional or collegiate program. The ^ denotes players who did not compete during the 2023-24 season. The * in the nationality column denotes players who have Senior National Team experience representing their country in international competition.

The draft eligibility list is subject to change as players may withdraw prior to June 10.

Forwards

NAMELAST TEAMLEAGUENATIONALITY
Amy, TatumLeksand IFSDHLCAN
Andenmatten, NicoleHCAPSWHL ASUI
Baxter, JaclynNative Hawaiian
Bégin-Cyr, RosalieConcordia UniversityU SPORTSCAN
Bilka, HannahOhio State UniversityNCAAUSA*
Birkby, KatherineUniversity of OttawaU SPORTSCAN
Bobyck, KennedyMinnesota State UniversityNCAACAN
Boreen, AbigailPWHL MinnesotaPWHLUSA
Boulanger, JessikaUniversity of MontréalU SPORTSCAN
Briggs, ShannonCAN
Brown, RebeccaAIK HockeySDHLUSA
Chomiak, KatieNipissing UniversityU SPORTSCAN
Collard, KimberlyAmsterdam TigersDFELNED*
Conway, ClareTimrå IKSWE D1USA
Costa, JenniferLeksands IFSDHLUSA
Coutu-Godbout, Sarah-EveFrölunda HCSDHLCAN
Curl, BrittaUniversity of WisconsinNCAAUSA*
Cvar, OliviaMercyhurst UniversityNCAACAN
Daniel, IzzyCornell UniversityNCAAUSA
Davidson, ChloeWilfrid Laurier UniversityU SPORTSCAN
Demale, ShaeSDE HFSDHLCAN
Dostaler, LauraAIKSDHLCAN
Fanning, KateLake Forest College^NCAA^USA
Fecteau, EmmyConcordia UniversityU SPORTSCAN
Fillier, SarahPrinceton UniversityNCAACAN*
Fischer, MatheaSDE HFSDHLNOR*
Forrest, MeganMannheimDFELCAN
Gardiner, JenniferOhio State UniversityNCAACAN
George, LillianUniversity of New BrunswickU SPORTSCAN
Gosling, JuliaSt. Lawrence UniversityNCAACAN*
Gough, JuliePenn State UniversityNCAACAN
Greig, DaraColgate UniversityNCAACAN/USA
Hartje, ElleYale UniversityNCAAUSA
Hatt, MirandaSaint Mary’s UniversityU SPORTSCAN
Hauswirth, McKenzieOhio State UniversityNCAAUSA
Henderson, BrookeUniversity of Prince Edward IslandU SPORTSCAN
Herrfort, LeahUniversity of WaterlooU SPORTSCAN
Hjalmarsson, SaraLinköping HCSDHLSWE*
Hollands, ShannonHarvard UniversityNCAACAN
Hoskin, AlexaQuinnipiac UniversityNCAACAN
House, TaylorMoDo HockeySDHLUSA
Hunt, ReeceUniversity of Minnesota DuluthNCAACAN
Huszák, AlexandraMAC BudapestEWHLHUN*
Hymlárová, KláraSt. Cloud State UniversityNCAACZE*
Jack, JesseMacEwan UniversityU SPORTSCAN
Johnson, AllySkellefteå AIKSWE D1USA
Kerin, CatherinePrinceton UniversityNCAAUSA
Kessel, AmandaTeam Adidas^PWHPA^USA*
Klimasova, IvetaAIKSDHLSVK*
Klimek, VictoriaMoDo HockeySDHLCAN
Kluge, LauraECDC MemmingenDFELGER*
Knoll, KatyNortheastern UniversityNCAAUSA
Knutson, TheresaHCAPSWHL AUSA
Kuehl, AnniePrinceton UniversityNCAAUSA
Kuoppala, IdaUniversity of MaineNCAAFIN
Lalor, SophieUniversity of SaskatchewanU SPORTSCAN
Lantto, MikaylaLong Island UniversityNCAAUSA
Lappan, DarcieClarkson UniversityNCAACAN
Lausberg, MackenzieUniversity of SaskatchewanU SPORTSCAN
Lind, TaylorSt. Cloud State UniversityNCAACAN
Linser, AnnekeDjurgårdens IFSDHLUSA
Löwenhielm, MichelleSDE HFSDHLSWE*
MacAulay, ShannonBrampton Thunder^CWHL^CAN
Maloney, ShayLeksand IFSDHLUSA
Maplethorpe, CassidyUniversity of AlbertaU SPORTSCAN
Maracle, KaiyaUniversity of Prince Edward IslandU SPORTSIndigenous/CAN
Markova, IlonaAgidel UfaZhHLRUS*
McKnight, EmmaQueen’s UniversityU SPORTSCAN
McMahon, MannonUniversity of Minnesota DuluthNCAAUSA
McQuigge, BrookeClarkson UniversityNCAACAN
Meixner, AnnaBrynäs IFSDHLAUT*
Michalicka, EmmaQueen’s UniversityU SPORTSCAN
Mills, AlenaAgidel UfaZhHLCZE*
Moloughney, AbygailMoDo HockeySDHLCAN
Mousigian-Costella, TaylorUSA
Nearis, JuliaQuinnipiac UniversityNCAAUSA
Neubauerova, NoemiBrynäs IFSDHLCZE*
O’Donohoe, KaitlynColgate UniversityNCAAUSA
Peart, SadieQuinnipiac UniversityNCAAUSA
Petrie, DominiqueClarkson UniversityNCAAUSA
Pinto, EmilySDE HFSDHLCAN
Rogge, NaomiSDE HFSDHLUSA
Rosenthal, GabbyOhio State University^NCAA^USA
Rynne, PaigeUniversity of WaterlooU SPORTSCAN
Serdachny, DanielleColgate UniversityNCAACAN*
Shirley, GraceProvidence CollegeNCAACAN
Trussler, TaylorUniversity of TorontoU SPORTSCAN
Tsymyrenko, DariaHCAPSWHL AUKR*
Tulus, NooraLuleå HockeySDHLFIN*
Verbicky, MilaMacEwan UniversityU SPORTSCAN
Wagner, MarahRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteNCAACAN/USA
Weiss, RachelProvidence CollegeNCAACAN
Wohlfeiler, AlyssaConnecticut Whale^PHF^USA

Defenders

NAMELAST TEAMLEAGUENATIONALITY
Adolfsson, JessicaLinköping HCSDHLSWE*
Akervik, CharlotteMinnesota State UniversityNCAAUSA
Asperup, JosephineLinköping HCSDHLDEN*
Bard, SydneyColgate UniversityNCAAUSA
Barnes, CaylaOhio State UniversityNCAAUSA*
Batherson, MaeSt. Lawrence UniversityNCAACAN
Bergesen, EmmaMount Royal UniversityU SPORTSNOR*
Bernard, LaurenOhio State UniversityNCAAUSA
Breton, RaeUniversity of New HampshireNCAACAN
Carter, MeganNortheastern UniveristyNCAACAN
Deaudelin, ChristineZSC Lions FrauenSWHL ACAN
den Hoed, KaraNipissing UniversityU SPORTSCAN
Eady, MeganKärnten LakersEWHLCAN
Edwards, ChaylaUniversity of WisconsinNCAAUSA
Guay, AlexieClarkson UniversityNCAACAN
Hartmetz, HadleyOhio State UniversityNCAAUSA
Hinds, MariahAisulu AlmatyEWHLCAN
Hoerr, SallyLinköping HCSDHLUSA
Inglis, TeghanMerrimack CollegeNCAACAN
Irwin, SarahUniversity of WaterlooU SPORTSCAN
Karjalainen, SiniBrynäs IFSDHLFIN*
Kjellbin, AnnaLuleå HFSDHLSWE*
MacAlpine, KennedyQueen’s UniversityU SPORTSCAN
MacEachern, MaggiePenn State UniversityNCAACAN
MacKinnon, RylindUniversity of British ColumbiaU SPORTSCAN
Markowski, StephanieOhio State UniversityNCAACAN
Mattivi, NadiaBoston UniversityNCAAITA*
Mikkelsen, KatieOntario Tech UniversityU SPORTSCAN
Minville, ArianeUniversity of OttawaU SPORTSCAN
Nadeau, Kelly-AnnUniversity of MontréalU SPORTSCAN
Nylén Persson, MajaBrynäs IFSDHLSWE*
Odnoga, LottiSDE IFSDHLHUN*
Pejšová, DanielaLuleå HFSDHLCZE*
Pozzi, IsabellaUniversity of SaskatchewanU SPORTSCAN
Rice, WasynRobert Morris UniversityNCAACAN
Savolainen, RonjaLuleå HockeySDHLFIN*
Shiga, AoiLadies Team LuganoSWHL AJPN*
Simpson, AllysonColgate UniversityNCAAUSA
Sperling, ChaceRobert Morris UniversityNCAACAN
Tam, GraceUniversity of AlbertaU SPORTSCAN
Teslak, RachelSyracuse UniversityNCAACAN
Théorêt, Marie-CamilleBishop’s UniversityU SPORTSCAN
Thompson, ClaireTeam Sonnet^PWHPA^CAN*
Villiot, LéaTours FranceFRANCE WFRA*
Wallace, StefaniePrinceton UniversityNCAACAN
Wethington, MadelineUniversity of MinnesotaNCAAUSA
Wilgren, AnnaUniversity of WisconsinNCAAUSA
Wong, CamrynUniversity of ConnecticutNCAACAN/CHN*

Goaltenders

NAMELAST TEAMLEAGUENAT.
Angers, LoganQuinnipiac UniversityNCAACAN
Burke, ChantalMinnesota Whitecaps^PHF^CAN
Deguire, TriciaMontréal Force^PHF^CAN
Drever, CamrynUniversity of SaskatchewanU SPORTSCAN
Dubuc, AurélieUniversity of OttawaU SPORTSCAN
Fujimagari, MariahKalamazoo WingsECHLCAN
Gabriele, ElineHPKNaisten LiigaNED*
Goyette, CassandraAisulu Almaty^EWHL^USA
Kirk, RayganOhio State UniversityNCAACAN
Lehmann, AlexandraSC Bern FrauenSWHL ACAN/SUI*
Lévesque Ryan, MaudeKMH Budapest^EWHL^CAN
Mans, DjarnaEindhoven KemphanenNED2NED
Morgan, LucyUniversity Of MinnesotaNCAAUSA
Nystrøm, EnaMercyhurst UniversityNCAANOR*
Osborne, KayleColgate UniversityNCAACAN
Oswald, HalleUniversity of AlbertaU SPORTSCAN
Payne, ShelleyKarlskrona HKSWE D1USA
Peslarová, KláraBrynäs IFSDHLCZE*
Philips, GwynethNortheastern UniversityNCAAUSA*
Pianel Couriaut, VioletteVillard de LansFRANCE U20FRA
Räisänen, MeeriGladiators HTII-divisioonaFIN*
Rampado, AmandaRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteNCAACAN
Räty, NooraHPK^Naisten Liiga^FIN*
Skodova, BlankaAIKSDHLCZE*
Strack, JessicaConnecticut Whale^PHF^USA
Varga, SarahConcordia University Wisconsin^NCAA^USA
Woodland, KendraUniversity of New BrunswickU SPORTSCAN