The 2017 NA3HL Draft is set to begin and will take on Tuesday, June 13th at 5pm (central) and will be conducted online at na3hldraft.com
Fans and players will be able to following the draft one of three ways:
1) Follow online at na3hldraft.com
2) Follow each selection on twitter at: @NA3HL
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:
What is the order of the NA3HL Entry Draft?
Eligible teams shall make selections in each round in reverse order of their finish (winning percentage) in the 2016-17 NA3HL regular-season standings. New member clubs that did not play in either league in 2016-17 shall have their order of selection determined by lottery. If there is only one new member club, it shall have the first selection in each round.
2017 NA3HL Entry Draft Order (minus any traded picks):
1. Wausau RiverHawks (Chicago)
2. Butte Cobras (Glacier)
3. Billings Bulls
4. College Station Spirit
5. Rochester Ice Hawks
6. Skylands Kings
7. Evansville Thunderbolts
8. Helena Bighorns
9. Souther Tier Xpress
10. Louisiana Drillers
11. Wooster Oilers
12. Maine Wild
13. Niagara Falls PowerHawks (Lockport)
14. Roc City Royals
15. Cincinnati Thunder
16. Wisconsin Whalers
17. Oswego Stampede (Syracuse)
18. Willmar WarHawks
19. Lansing Wolves (West Michigan)
20. Point Mallard Ducks
21. La Crosse Freeze
22. L/A Nordiques
23. Euless Jr. Stars
24. Toledo Cherokee
25. Bozeman Icedogs
26. Northeast Generals
27. Breezy Point North Stars
28. Jersey Shore Wildcats
29. New Ulm Steel
30. Nashville Jr. Predators
31. Cape Cod Islanders
32. Missoula Junior Bruins
33. Pittsburgh Vengeance
34. Peoria Mustangs
35. Alexandria Blizzard
36. New England Stars
37. Granite City Lumberjacks
38. Gillette Wild
39. Long Beach Sharks
40. North Iowa Bulls
41. Atlanta Capitals
42. St. Louis Jr. Blues
43. Texas Brahmas
44. Great Falls Americans
45. Yellowstone Quake
46. Binghamton Junior Senators
47. Metro Jets
Who is eligible for the NA3HL Entry Draft?
Amateur players less than 21 years of age on December 31, 2017 who are not listed on an NA3HL team roster or are listed on an NA3HL team roster but played less than (10) NA3HL regular season and/or playoff games during the 2016-17 season and did not accept a tender from an NA3HL team prior to the 2017 NA3HL Entry Draft are eligible for selection in the draft.
Do prospective NA3HL players have to register for the NA3HL Entry Draft?
No, there is no registration process to be eligible for the NA3HL Entry Draft.
How many rounds is the draft?
The NA3HL Entry Draft shall consist of eight (8) rounds. Each eligible NA3HL Club shall be entitled to one selection per round unless it has acquired or lost selections due to approved trades with other NA3HL Clubs.
Are drafted players eligible to try out for other NA3HL teams?
Unless agreed upon in writing by the two NA3HL teams, tendered or drafted players are not eligible to try out for other NA3HL 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 NA3HL in the U.S. and Canada.
Will the NA3HL Entry Draft be broadcast?
Yes, the NA3HL Entry Draft is scheduled to be broadcast for the first time ever with live round-by-round coverage on HockeyTV, official broadcast partner of the NA3HL.
Will the results of the NA3HL Entry Draft be posted on NA3HL.com?
Yes, the results of the NA3HL Entry Draft will be posted on NA3HLDraft.com in alphabetical order in its entirety upon completion.
Will all NA3HL tenders signings be posted on NA3HL.com?
No, all tender signing will not be posted on NA3HL.com. NA3HL teams may make their tender signings public, but are not required to do so.
What if a prospective player is not drafted, but is still interested in playing the NA3HL?
Players not drafted but who still want to play in the NA3HL are encouraged to attend individual team’s open tryout camps.