NLSHL Hold First Player Draft

On Sunday August 19th the Newfoundland and Labrador Senior Hockey League held it’s first player draft. The player draft was implemented this season as a means of providing parity for all league teams throughout the province. Nineteen players submitted their names for the draft of which 10 players were drafted. Gander started the draft by selecting first overall due to them being an expansion team. With this pick Gander selected Clifford Mugford, a forward from Gander. The first trade of the season took place during the second round of the draft, Grand Falls traded Steve Pearson, Ryan Penney and their second round pick to Gander for Ryan Graham and Brad Yetman.

Complete round by round draft details can be found below.

The first draft was a success however teams are still looking to complete their rosters. Therefore there will be a second draft on September 14th. Any Newfoundland born player looking to play in the NLSHL this season must enter the draft. If you are interested in putting your name in the draft please contact Neil Norcott email neilnorcott@clarenvillerealty.com Andy Brake email deerlakevideo@yahoo.ca or Ford Sparkes email jfsparkes@nf.sympatico.ca . The deadline to enter your name for the draft is Wednesday September 12th

NLSHL Player Draft August 19th, 2012

Teams second territorial picks

Clarenville Andrew Upshall
Corner Brook Ashley Coles
Mount Pearl Andrew Gale
Gander James Keough
Grand Falls Scott Cantwell

First Round:

Gander Clifford Mugford
Mount Pearl Jacob Lewis
Corner Brook T J Smith
Grand Falls Pass
Clarenville Pass

Second Round:

Gander Mike Piorier
Mount Pearl Andrew Mackey
Corner Brook Pass
Grand Falls Traded their second round pick plus Steve Pearson and Ryan Penney to Gander for Ryan Graham and Brad Yetman. With this pick Gander selected Marcus Adams
Clarenville Pass

Third Round:

Gander Brandon Burry
Mount Pearl Chris Thorne
Corner Brook Pass
Grand Falls Pass
Clarenville Pass

Fourth Round:

Gander Michael Robert
Mount Pearl Robert Inder
Corner Brook Pass
Grand Falls Pass
Clarenville Pass