The Western Hockey League completed the 2024 WHL U.S. Priority Draft, where WHL member Clubs selected 44 players in a two-round draft, with Regina Pats choosing forward Braden Hordichuk as the first overall pick.

By the Numbers
  • 10 Western states had players selected in the 2024 WHL U.S. Priority Draft.
  • 27 forwards, 13 defensemen, and 4 goaltenders were drafted by WHL Clubs.
State of Play
  • Notable selections include sons of NHL alumni, showcasing a generational link in the draft picks.
  • California led with the most players chosen in the draft, with 15 selections.
What's Next

Future developments may include tracking the progress and impact of these young players as they develop within the Western Hockey League system.

Bottom Line

The 2024 WHL U.S. Priority Draft marks the beginning of promising careers for young talents while highlighting the strong generational connections within the hockey world, setting the stage for a new era in the Western Hockey League.