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Wilderness look to add to roster in 2023 NAHL draft

A new batch of talent is on its way to the Minnesota Wilderness.

The NAHL team will be among the 32 league squads participating in the NAHL draft, set for Wednesday at 1 p.m.

The Wilderness is expected to bring in 13 players in the draft, beginning with the 25th pick in the first round.

The draft is open to hockey players 20 years of age and under who have not already been tendered on other NAHL teams. The players drafted by the Wilderness will join six other newcomers it tendered since last fall.

While the draft runs for 20 rounds, teams typically do not select all the way to round 20.  Teams stop selecting once their total number of drafted players, tenders and veterans returning from the previous season add up to 30.

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Being drafted does not guarantee a roster spot for next season.  It does mean that draftees can attend the team’s main tryout camp set for July in Cloquet.

The NAHL’s 2023-24 season is expected to begin in September.

For more information on the NAHL draft, visit NAHL Draft FAQ.