PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S HOCKEY LEAGUE (PWHL) ANNOUNCES PLAYER ELIGIBILITY LIST FOR 2024 PWHL DRAFT

167 eligible players representing 19 countries have declared for the June 10 draft in Minnesota 

 

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

 

NAME LAST TEAM LEAGUE NATIONALITY
Amy, Tatum Leksand IF SDHL CAN
Andenmatten, Nicole HCAP SWHL A SUI
Baxter, Jaclyn Native Hawaiian
Bégin-Cyr, Rosalie Concordia University U SPORTS CAN
Bilka, Hannah Ohio State University NCAA USA*
Birkby, Katherine University of Ottawa U SPORTS CAN
Bobyck, Kennedy Minnesota State University NCAA CAN
Boreen, Abigail PWHL Minnesota PWHL USA
Boulanger, Jessika University of Montréal U SPORTS CAN
Briggs, Shannon CAN
Brown, Rebecca AIK Hockey SDHL USA
Chomiak, Katie Nipissing University U SPORTS CAN
Collard, Kimberly Amsterdam Tigers DFEL NED*
Conway, Clare Timrå IK SWE D1 USA
Costa, Jennifer Leksands IF SDHL USA
Coutu-Godbout, Sarah-Eve Frölunda HC SDHL CAN
Curl, Britta University of Wisconsin NCAA USA*
Cvar, Olivia Mercyhurst University NCAA CAN
Daniel, Izzy Cornell University NCAA USA
Davidson, Chloe Wilfrid Laurier University U SPORTS CAN
Demale, Shae SDE HF SDHL CAN
Dostaler, Laura AIK SDHL CAN
Fanning, Kate Lake Forest College^ NCAA^ USA
Fecteau, Emmy Concordia University U SPORTS CAN
Fillier, Sarah Princeton University NCAA CAN*
Fischer, Mathea SDE HF SDHL NOR*
Forrest, Megan Mannheim DFEL CAN
Gardiner, Jennifer Ohio State University NCAA CAN
George, Lillian University of New Brunswick U SPORTS CAN
Gosling, Julia St. Lawrence University NCAA CAN*
Gough, Julie Penn State University NCAA CAN
Greig, Dara Colgate University NCAA CAN/USA
Hartje, Elle Yale University NCAA USA
Hatt, Miranda Saint Mary’s University U SPORTS CAN
Hauswirth, McKenzie Ohio State University NCAA USA
Henderson, Brooke University of Prince Edward Island U SPORTS CAN
Herrfort, Leah University of Waterloo U SPORTS CAN
Hjalmarsson, Sara Linköping HC SDHL SWE*
Hollands, Shannon Harvard University NCAA CAN
Hoskin, Alexa Quinnipiac University NCAA CAN
House, Taylor MoDo Hockey SDHL USA
Hunt, Reece University of Minnesota Duluth NCAA CAN
Huszák, Alexandra MAC Budapest EWHL HUN*
Hymlárová, Klára St. Cloud State University NCAA CZE*
Jack, Jesse MacEwan University U SPORTS CAN
Johnson, Ally Skellefteå AIK SWE D1 USA
Kerin, Catherine Princeton University NCAA USA
Kessel, Amanda Team Adidas^ PWHPA^ USA*
Klimasova, Iveta AIK SDHL SVK*
Klimek, Victoria MoDo Hockey SDHL CAN
Kluge, Laura ECDC Memmingen DFEL GER*
Knoll, Katy Northeastern University NCAA USA
Knutson, Theresa HCAP SWHL A USA
Kuehl, Annie Princeton University NCAA USA
Kuoppala, Ida University of Maine NCAA FIN
Lalor, Sophie University of Saskatchewan U SPORTS CAN
Lantto, Mikayla Long Island University NCAA USA
Lappan, Darcie Clarkson University NCAA CAN
Lausberg, Mackenzie University of Saskatchewan U SPORTS CAN
Lind, Taylor St. Cloud State University NCAA CAN
Linser, Anneke Djurgårdens IF SDHL USA
Löwenhielm, Michelle SDE HF SDHL SWE*
MacAulay, Shannon Brampton Thunder^ CWHL^ CAN
Maloney, Shay Leksand IF SDHL USA
Maplethorpe, Cassidy University of Alberta U SPORTS CAN
Maracle, Kaiya University of Prince Edward Island U SPORTS Indigenous/CAN
Markova, Ilona Agidel Ufa ZhHL RUS*
McKnight, Emma Queen’s University U SPORTS CAN
McMahon, Mannon University of Minnesota Duluth NCAA USA
McQuigge, Brooke Clarkson University NCAA CAN
Meixner, Anna Brynäs IF SDHL AUT*
Michalicka, Emma Queen’s University U SPORTS CAN
Mills, Alena Agidel Ufa ZhHL CZE*
Moloughney, Abygail MoDo Hockey SDHL CAN
Mousigian-Costella, Taylor USA
Nearis, Julia Quinnipiac University NCAA USA
Neubauerova, Noemi Brynäs IF SDHL CZE*
O’Donohoe, Kaitlyn Colgate University NCAA USA
Peart, Sadie Quinnipiac University NCAA USA
Petrie, Dominique Clarkson University NCAA USA
Pinto, Emily SDE HF SDHL CAN
Rogge, Naomi SDE HF SDHL USA
Rosenthal, Gabby Ohio State University^ NCAA^ USA
Rynne, Paige University of Waterloo U SPORTS CAN
Serdachny, Danielle Colgate University NCAA CAN*
Shirley, Grace Providence College NCAA CAN
Trussler, Taylor University of Toronto U SPORTS CAN
Tsymyrenko, Daria HCAP SWHL A UKR*
Tulus, Noora Luleå Hockey SDHL FIN*
Verbicky, Mila MacEwan University U SPORTS CAN
Wagner, Marah Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute NCAA CAN/USA
Weiss, Rachel Providence College NCAA CAN
Wohlfeiler, Alyssa Connecticut Whale^ PHF^ USA

 

Defenders

 

NAME LAST TEAM LEAGUE NATIONALITY
Adolfsson, Jessica Linköping HC SDHL SWE*
Akervik, Charlotte Minnesota State University NCAA USA
Asperup, Josephine Linköping HC SDHL DEN*
Bard, Sydney Colgate University NCAA USA
Barnes, Cayla Ohio State University NCAA USA*
Batherson, Mae St. Lawrence University NCAA CAN
Bergesen, Emma Mount Royal University U SPORTS NOR*
Bernard, Lauren Ohio State University NCAA USA
Breton, Rae University of New Hampshire NCAA CAN
Carter, Megan Northeastern Univeristy NCAA CAN
Deaudelin, Christine ZSC Lions Frauen SWHL A CAN
den Hoed, Kara Nipissing University U SPORTS CAN
Eady, Megan Kärnten Lakers EWHL CAN
Edwards, Chayla University of Wisconsin NCAA USA
Guay, Alexie Clarkson University NCAA CAN
Hartmetz, Hadley Ohio State University NCAA USA
Hinds, Mariah Aisulu Almaty EWHL CAN
Hoerr, Sally Linköping HC SDHL USA
Inglis, Teghan Merrimack College NCAA CAN
Irwin, Sarah University of Waterloo U SPORTS CAN
Karjalainen, Sini Brynäs IF SDHL FIN*
Kjellbin, Anna Luleå HF SDHL SWE*
MacAlpine, Kennedy Queen’s University U SPORTS CAN
MacEachern, Maggie Penn State University NCAA CAN
MacKinnon, Rylind University of British Columbia U SPORTS CAN
Markowski, Stephanie Ohio State University NCAA CAN
Mattivi, Nadia Boston University NCAA ITA*
Mikkelsen, Katie Ontario Tech University U SPORTS CAN
Minville, Ariane University of Ottawa U SPORTS CAN
Nadeau, Kelly-Ann University of Montréal U SPORTS CAN
Nylén Persson, Maja Brynäs IF SDHL SWE*
Odnoga, Lotti SDE IF SDHL HUN*
Pejšová, Daniela Luleå HF SDHL CZE*
Pozzi, Isabella University of Saskatchewan U SPORTS CAN
Rice, Wasyn Robert Morris University NCAA CAN
Savolainen, Ronja Luleå Hockey SDHL FIN*
Shiga, Aoi Ladies Team Lugano SWHL A JPN*
Simpson, Allyson Colgate University NCAA USA
Sperling, Chace Robert Morris University NCAA CAN
Tam, Grace University of Alberta U SPORTS CAN
Teslak, Rachel Syracuse University NCAA CAN
Théorêt, Marie-Camille Bishop’s University U SPORTS CAN
Thompson, Claire Team Sonnet^ PWHPA^ CAN*
Villiot, Léa Tours France FRANCE W FRA*
Wallace, Stefanie Princeton University NCAA CAN
Wethington, Madeline University of Minnesota NCAA USA
Wilgren, Anna University of Wisconsin NCAA USA
Wong, Camryn University of Connecticut NCAA CAN/CHN*

 

Goaltenders

 

NAME LAST TEAM LEAGUE NAT.
Angers, Logan Quinnipiac University NCAA CAN
Burke, Chantal Minnesota Whitecaps^ PHF^ CAN
Deguire, Tricia Montréal Force^ PHF^ CAN
Drever, Camryn University of Saskatchewan U SPORTS CAN
Dubuc, Aurélie University of Ottawa U SPORTS CAN
Fujimagari, Mariah Kalamazoo Wings ECHL CAN
Gabriele, Eline HPK Naisten Liiga NED*
Goyette, Cassandra Aisulu Almaty^ EWHL^ USA
Kirk, Raygan Ohio State University NCAA CAN
Lehmann, Alexandra SC Bern Frauen SWHL A CAN/SUI*
Lévesque Ryan, Maude KMH Budapest^ EWHL^ CAN
Mans, Djarna Eindhoven Kemphanen NED2 NED
Morgan, Lucy University Of Minnesota NCAA USA
Nystrøm, Ena Mercyhurst University NCAA NOR*
Osborne, Kayle Colgate University NCAA CAN
Oswald, Halle University of Alberta U SPORTS CAN
Payne, Shelley Karlskrona HK SWE D1 USA
Peslarová, Klára Brynäs IF SDHL CZE*
Philips, Gwyneth Northeastern University NCAA USA*
Pianel Couriaut, Violette Villard de Lans FRANCE U20 FRA
Räisänen, Meeri Gladiators HT II-divisioona FIN*
Rampado, Amanda Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute NCAA CAN
Räty, Noora HPK^ Naisten Liiga^ FIN*
Skodova, Blanka AIK SDHL CZE*
Strack, Jessica Connecticut Whale^ PHF^ USA
Varga, Sarah Concordia University Wisconsin^ NCAA^ USA
Woodland, Kendra University of New Brunswick U SPORTS CAN