2019 NA3HL Draft ready to go on Thursday, April 18
April 18, 2019
The 2019 NA3HL Draft is ready to go and will take place on Thursday, April 18th 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) Watch 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 2018-19 NA3HL regular-season standings. New member clubs that did not play in either league in 2018-19 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.
2019 NA3HL Entry Draft Order (minus any traded picks):
1. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights
2. College Station Spirit
3. Danbury Colonials
4. Yellowstone Quake
5. Butte Cobras
6. Canton Cubs
7. Wausau RiverWolves
8. Willmar WarHawks
9. Maine Wild
10. Long Beach Sharks
11. Breezy Point North Stars
12. Skylands Kings
13. Mid Cities Jr. Stars
14. Sheridan Hawks
15. New England Knights
16. Gillette Wild
17. New Ulm Steel
18. Peoria Mustangs
19. Missoula Jr. Bruins
20. Atlanta Capitals
21. Alexandria Blizzard
22. Bozeman Icedogs
23. Milwaukee Power
24. Rochester Grizzlies
25. New England Stars
26. North Iowa Bulls
27. Northeast Generals
28. Louisiana Drillers
29. St. Louis Jr. Blues
30. Coulee Region Chill
31. Granite City Lumberjacks
32. Great Falls Americans
33. Helena Bighorns
34. Texas Brahmas
35. Elmira Jr. Soaring Eagles
36. L/A Nordiques
Who is eligible for the NA3HL Entry Draft?
Amateur players less than 21 years of age on December 31, 2019 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 2018-19 season and did not accept a tender from an NA3HL team prior to the 2019 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 with live round-by-round coverage on HockeyTV, official broadcast partner of the NA3HL. The draft will be broadcast by Director of Communications, Alex Kyrias and the host of The 3 Show, Vinnie Perricelli.
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 signings 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.