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NA3HL announces results of 2023 Draft

April 20, 2023

The 2023-24 North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) season officially kicked off on Wednesday, April 19th as the league held its annual Draft as the 34 teams made their selections to fill their rosters for the 2023-24 season.

In total, 138 players were selected in the draft, which took just an hour and 40 minutes to complete.

View the results and watch the replay of the 2023 NA3HL Draft at na3hldraft.com

"The Draft is very important for teams and players. It's a big part of our process. Teams have done their homework and they are making sure that each selection is piece of the puzzle. We have seen time and time again how the NA3HL Draft works for teams and players. For teams, it helps them identify players that fit into their plans and someone they have identified as a player that can make a difference. For the players, this gives them some sense of resolve when they are making their hockey plans for next season,” said NAHL Commissioner and President Mark Frankenfeld.

The NAPHL again had a big presence at the NA3HL Draft as 26 NAPHL players were selected. The 26 players selected represented 19% of the selections in this year’s Draft.

Breakdown of where players played this past season:

High School: 51 (37%)

18U: 35 (25%)

NAPHL: 26 (19%)

Juniors: 10 (7%)

Prep School: 7 (5.5%)

NAHL: 7 (5.5%)

Europe: 2 (1%)

The first selection of the 2023 NA3HL Draft belonged to the expansion New Hampshire Jr. Mountain Kings, who then selected Corbin Schiebel, a 19-year-old forward, who spent the majority of last season playing for the Minnesota Loons in the NA3HL. He began the season with the Granite City Lumberjacks.

Breakdown of positions drafted:

Forwards: 84 (61%)

Defense: 49 (36%)

Goalies: 5 (3%)

Players not drafted or tendered by NA3HL teams are still able to participate in each team's respective open tryout camps.

 
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