Loren Gabel: Rising Star of PWHL Draft 2023
Loren Gabel is a top prospect in the inaugural PWHL Draft, with high hopes of being selected early.
She expressed her preference for joining the Boston franchise due to her positive experience there in the 2022-23 season.
Gabel stood out in the PHF, leading in goals, points, and assists during the season.
She earned multiple accolades, including the league's Most Valuable Player, Outstanding Player, and Top Newcomer awards.
Currently participating in Hockey Canada’s national women’s team training camp, Gabel continues to impress scouts.
Despite her busy schedule, Gabel finds time to recharge in Kitchener before the draft in Toronto.
The PWHL Draft will feature 15 rounds, using a snake-draft format, ensuring fair selections for all teams.
Minnesota holds the first overall pick and is expected to select Taylor Heise, a top college player.
Toronto, Boston, New York, Ottawa, and Montreal follow in the draft order.
The Hockey News ranks Gabel 13th among 120 available players for the PWHL Draft.
Loren Gabel, a previous Patty Kazmaier award winner, is proud to be part of this historic moment in women's hockey.
She believes the new league will have a positive impact on the future of women's hockey.
Despite a financial setback, Gabel is committed to playing in the PWHL, where top players earn a minimum of $80,000 for the inaugural season.
The PWHL was established after Los Angeles Dodgers chair Mark Walter acquired assets from the PHF.
The league's board of directors includes notable figures like Billie Jean King and Stan Kasten, ensuring strong leadership.