CHICAGO, IL - The United States Hockey League announced the dates and times for the 2018 Phase I and Phase II Draft for Monday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 7, respectively.
The USHL Draft takes place in two stages, beginning with Phase I on Monday, May 6 at 6:00 PM CT. During Phase I of the USHL Draft, member clubs select 2003 birth-year players over the course of 10 rounds.
Phase II of the USHL Draft is set to begin on Tuesday, May 7 at 10:00 AM CT. USHL member clubs can select any player born between the years 1999 and 2003 until each team has 45 players on their roster.
USHL member clubs are allowed to sign players to a tender prior to the USHL Draft, guaranteeing the player a spot on next year’s roster. A team forfeits their first-round pick with a tender, and a second-round pick should they sign an additional tender. Teams are allowed only two tenders per year. So far, XX players have signed tenders prior to the 2018 USHL Draft: PLAYER (Team) The last day for teams to sign a player to a tender is Saturday, May 4.
Live selections for both USHL Phase I and Phase II Draft will be hosted at ushl.com/draft. Live coverage of the USHL Draft will be hosted on social media using #USHLDraft.