BROOKLYN, NY – All-Star Captains Amanda Kessel of the New York Riveters and Kelley Steadman of the Buffalo Beauts will draft their teams via Twitter starting at 3:30 PM on January 10, 2017 for NWHL’s 2017 All-Star Weekend in Pittsburgh on Feb. 11-12.
Each team will have two goaltenders, four defenders and eight forwards. Kessel and Steadman will pick eight players each along with divvying up the players already chosen to participate by the fans and media.
The Head Coaches’ All-Star picks will be made based on positional needs after all but four players are selected. The All-Star captains will make the last four picks out of the pool of players selected by the Head Coaches.
The draft selections will be announced on the NWHL Twitter account (@NWHL) beginning at 3:30 PM EST and the draft should be completed by 4:30 PM.