2019 Import Draft Preview
Toronto, ON - The Canadian Hockey League announced details for the 28th annual CHL Import Draft which takes place on Thursday June 27, 2019, beginning at 8:00 am PST.
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 2018-19 season.
With Denmark native Joachim Blichfeld graduating from the Western Hockey League, Portland owns the 40th and 100th overall picks in the 2019 Import Draft.
Portland is known for drafting some incredible overseas talent and helping them blossom into high-end NHL prospects. Below is a list of the top Winterhawks Import Draft selections over the recent years.
2016 Import Draft
Joachim Blichfeld (2019 WHL Player of the Year)
2016 Import Draft
San Jose Sharks
2015 Import Draft
2013 Import Draft
Oliver Bjorkstrand (2015 WHL Player of the Year)
2012 Import Draft
Columbus Blue Jackets
2010 Import Draft
2009 Import Draft
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