The Connecticut Whale have selected Quinnipiac University forward Taylor Girard with the first-overall pick in Tuesday’s 2021 NWHL Draft.
Girard, a native of Macomb, Mich., was second on the Bobcats in scoring during the 2020-21 season with 16 points in 15 games.
As a junior, the five-foot-10 forward racked up 18 points in 24 games.
The Toronto Six, which had three of the six first-round picks, selected forwards Maegan Beres of Boston College and Tatum Skaggs of Ohio State University and York University defender Taylor Davison at Nos. 3, 4 and 5, respectively.
Here’s a complete look at the first round:
The five-round draft is open to NCAA and U SPORTS players who have completed their post-secondary athletic eligibility, or players graduating from university or other comparable educational institute resulting in a degree or certification acknowledged in the United States or Canada.