The 2016 CWHL Entry Draft took place on August 21st in Toronto, Ontario, with the Boston Blades selecting first overall. Of note: this was Boston’s first time holding the first overall pick in the CWHL Draft. With it they selected forward Kayla Tutino, formerly of the Boston University Terriers women’s hockey program.
Across 16 rounds, 66 players were chosen by the five CWHL teams. Boston took 16 players overall, with Brampton selecting 15, Toronto taking 14, Calgary drafting 12, and Montreal choosing 9.
A standout name from the first round is Harvard University goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer, selected 5th overall by the Calgary Inferno. Maschmeyer debuted with the Canadian Women’s National Team at the 2014 4 Nations Cup in Kamloops, British Columbia.
First round selections were:
- Laura Tutino, F — Boston Blades
- Renata Fast, F — Toronto Furies
- Laura Stacey, F — Brampton Thunder
- Sarah Lefort, F — Les Canadiennes de Montreal
- Emerance Maschmeyer, G — Calgary Inferno
Several international players were also selected, including: forward Marion Allemoz from France chosen by Les Canadiennes de Montreal in the 5th round; Claudia Tellez of Mexico’s national women’s team chosen by the Calgary Inferno in the 8th round; Sato Kikuchi of Nippon Sports Science University in Japan taken by the Boston Blades in the 8th round; and Nachi Fujimoto of Sapporo International in Japan chosen by Les Canadiennes de Montreal in the 9th round.
For a complete list of players selected in each round, visit the 2016 Draft Tracker.