2015 CHL Import Draft takes place Tuesday June 30
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced details for the 24th annual CHL Import Draft which takes place on Tuesday June 30, 2015, beginning at 11:00 am Eastern.
The two-round draft will take place online with the order of selection rotating through each of the CHL’s three leagues using an inverse order of final regular season standings within each league from the 2014-15 season. The QMJHL’s Acadie-Bathurst Titan hold the number one pick, followed by the WHL’s Saskatoon Blades at number two, and the OHL’s Sudbury Wolves who will select third overall. Each team in the CHL is permitted to dress and play a maximum of two import players each season who are selected annually through the CHL Import Draft.
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A total of 14 players acquired through the CHL Import Draft were recently selected in the 2015 NHL Draft including five first round picks led by last year’s top Import Draft pick Pavel Zacha, a Czech born forward of the Sarnia Sting, chosen sixth overall by the New Jersey Devils. Russian defenceman Ivan Provorov of the Brandon Wheat Kings was chosen seventh overall by the Philadelphia Flyers, Swiss forward Timo Meier of the Halifax Mooseheads went ninth overall to the San Jose Sharks, Czech defenceman Jakub Zboril of the Saint John Sea Dogs went 13th overall to the Boston Bruins, and Russian forward Evgeny Svechnikov of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles who was chosen 19th overall by the Detroit Red Wings.
Last season a total of 71 players were selected from 12 different countries led by 25 players from Russia and consisting of a total of 50 forwards and 21 defencemen.