The 2021 USHL Draft kicks off with Phase I tonight (May 25,2021) at 5PM. Phase I also known as the “Futures” is a 15 team 10 round draft of U-17 players, this year that means only players born in 2005. Earlier in May the Force tendered two 2005 born players, top ranked defenseman, Matt Mania and 4 star forward, Tanner Walos. With the tendering of these two top players the Force have forfeited picks for the first two rounds of the Phase I draft.
Phase II of the Draft will take place on Thursday at 1 PM.
“This draft is open to players of all ages eligible to play junior hockey and are not currently protected by another USHL team. Teams will fill their roster to a total of 45 players on this date; this includes players that were previously on a team’s Affiliate List. The total number of players that a team will draft will vary depending on the number of Affiliate players a team may have. All veteran roster players from the 2020-21 season are automatically protected by their current team, separate from the list of 45 players.” -United States Hockey League
Follow along with the Force Draft updates at ushl.com/draft or via the Fargo Force twitter account @FargoForce.