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Draft Concluded: Full Summary

Photo: David WIlliams

The draft for the 2021 Elite Series took place on Monday evening, broadcast live on Facebook.

The following players have been drafted:

01 Nottingham Panthers - Ben Bowns (traded pick with Manchester Storm)

02 Manchester Storm - Ben Lake (traded with Nottingham Panthers)

03 Coventry Blaze - Mike Hammond

04 Sheffield Steelers - Matthew Myers

05 Sheffield Steelers - Sam Jones

06 Coventry Blaze - Paul Swindlehurst

07 Manchester Storm - Josh Batch (traded with Nottingham Panthers)

08 Manchester Storm - Ben Davies

09 Nottingham Panthers - Lewis Hook (traded pick with Manchester Storm)

10 Manchester Storm - Craig Peacock (traded with Nottingham Panthers)

11 Coventry Blaze - Cole Shudra

12 Sheffield Steelers - Joshua Waller

13 Sheffield Steelers - Alex Graham

14 Coventry Blaze - Sam Duggan

15 Nottingham Panthers - Mark Garside

16 Nottingham Panthers - Owen Griffiths (traded pick with Manchester Storm)

17 Manchester Storm - Matt Haywood

18 Nottingham Panthers - Kieran Brown

19 Coventry Blaze - Mac Howlett

20 Sheffield Steelers - Ben Churchfield

21 Sheffield Steelers - Jason Hewitt

22 Coventry Blaze - Toms Rutkis

23 Nottingham Panthers - Jordan Kelsall

24 Manchester Storm - Declan Balmer

25 Manchester Storm - Stephen Murphy

26 Nottingham Panthers - Craig Garrigan

27 Coventry Blaze - Ivan Antonov (Bees IHC, NIHL)

28 Sheffield Steelers - Adam Jones (Telford Tigers, NIHL)

Additionally, the teams have selected the following players in their ’Taxi Squad’ for injuries or if players need to sit out under COVID-19 Protocols. These players will be invited to train with the teams when needed, and may be called up if players abroad are unable to return due to playoff commitments:

29 Sheffield Steelers - Jack Musil

30 Coventry Blaze - Sam Russell (MK Lightning, NIHL)

31 Nottingham Panthers - Liam Stenton (Solway Sharks, SNL/NIHL)

32 Manchester Storm - Jacob Lutwyche

33 Manchester Storm - Ben Solder (Raiders IHC, NIHL)

34 Nottingham Panthers - Morgan Clark-Pizzo

35 Coventry Blaze - Will Bray (Visby/Roma J20, J20 Div 1 Sweden)

36 Sheffield Steelers - Curtis Warburton (Sheffield Scimitars, NIHL North1)

37 Sheffield Steelers - PASS

38 Coventry Blaze - Austin Mitchell-King (Telford Tigers, NIHL)

39 Nottingham Panthers - William Kerlin

40 Manchester Storm - Sam Gospel (Leeds Chiefs)


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