Congratulations to the 11 Illinois Players Selected in Phase 2 of the USHL Draft!
Phase II of the Draft took place on Thursday, May 27 at 1:00 pm (CST) and began with round one. This draft was open to players of all ages eligible to play junior hockey and were not currently protected by another USHL team. Teams filled their roster to a total of 45 players on this date; this included players that were previously on a team’s Affiliate List. The total number of players that a team drafted varied depending on the number of Affiliate players a team may have had. All veteran roster players from the 2020-21 season are automatically protected by their current team, separate from the list of 45 players. Click HERE for full results from Phase 2 of the 2021 USHL Draft.
Teams will have their tryouts in June and July. Teams will typically have 60-80 players at their training camps. By July 10th, teams must be down to a 30-man protected and 18-man affiliate list. Undrafted players have the opportunity to go to any team’s camp and make the team as a tryout player.
Before the season starts, teams will be required to have their team rosters cut down to 23 players and teams are allowed to carry an 18-man affiliate list of players.
NOTES FROM PHASE 1
14 players will ties to Illinois were selected during Phase I of the 2021 USHL Draft that took place on Wednesday, May 26 at 5:00 p.m. (CST) There were ten rounds of “Futures” age players only, which are U-17 players for next year’s season (2005 birth year players only for the 2021 Draft). Click HERE for full results from Phase 1.
Information taken from USHL.com.