MENU
CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE ANNOUNCES CLUB DRAFT SELECTIONS (EN/FR)
Canadian Premier League

Pour lire en français, cliquez ici.


Toronto, ON (November 11, 2019) – The Canadian Premier League is pleased to announce the 14 draft picks from the CPL-U SPORTS draft held following the 2019 U SPORTS Men’s Soccer Championship Presented by La Cage – Brasserie sportive in Montreal November 7-10. Fourteen players will be invited to CPL Clubs’ preseason camp in early 2020.

Since 2018, at the conclusion of the U SPORTS Men’s Soccer Championship, the Canadian Premier League holds a draft for eligible U SPORTS men’s soccer players who have registered and declared themselves ‘available’ to be selected through the League’s annual draft. This draft is open to any eligible U SPORTS underclassman that register for the draft. The CPL-U SPORTS Draft consisted of two rounds, seven picks in each round.

This truly unique partnership between the Canadian Premier League and U SPORTS provides student-athletes with an opportunity to be signed to a CPL-U SPORTS Developmental Contract that allows a student-athlete with one to four years of U SPORTS eligibility remaining to sign with a CPL Club, while preserving their eligibility before returning to U SPORTS competition.

The player draft picks were announced in succession on November 11th, 2019 at 7:00pm ET on CanPL.ca and on IGTV @cplsoccer.

1st Round CPL-U SPORTS draft selection:
1. HFX Wanderers – Cory Bent, Cape Breton University
2. Valour FC – Marcus Campanile, Cape Breton University
3. Pacific FC – Jan Pirretas Glasmacher, Thompson Rivers University
4. FC Edmonton – David Chung, University of Alberta
5. York9 FC – Stefan Karajovanovic, Carleton University
6. Cavalry FC – Gabriel Bitar, Carleton University
7. Forge FC – Gabriel Balbinotti, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

2nd Round CPL-U SPORTS Draft Selection:
8. Forge FC – Alex Zis, University of Guelph
9. Cavalry FC – Moe El Gandour, Mount Royal University
10. York 9 FC – Isaiah Johnston, Cape Breton University
11. FC Edmonton – Jacob Bosch, University of Alberta
12. Pacific FC – Tommy Gardner, University of British Columbia
13. Valour FC – Charlie Waters, Cape Breton University
14. HFX Wanderers – Jake Ruby, Trinity Western University

*the draft order was based off of the Club’s regular season record over the course of both the Spring and Fall Competition and was formatted in a “snake draft” order with HFX Wanderers receiving the first-round selection.

This truly unique partnership between the CPL and U SPORTS provides student-athletes with an opportunity to be signed to a CPL-U SPORTS Developmental Contract. This will allow an athlete with one to four years of eligibility remaining to play with a CPL club in the spring and summer before returning to U SPORTS competition.

To read more about the CPL-U SPORTS Draft and draft selections, click here.

-30-

About the Canadian Premier League

Canadian Premier League (CPL) is Canada’s professional men’s soccer league that debuted on April 27, 2019. Playing in world-class and unique venues, and partnering with strong community-led ownership groups, the CPL is a league for Canadians by Canadians that will bring professional soccer to communities coast-to-coast.
For updates and more information, please go to CanPL.ca.
Connect with us on Twitter: @CPLsoccer and #CanPL

About U SPORTS

U SPORTS is the national brand for university sports in Canada. Every year, over 20,000 student-athletes and 900 coaches from 56 universities vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. U SPORTS also provides higher performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous World University Championships. For further information, visit USPORTS.ca or follow us on:
Twitter/Instagram/YouTube: @USPORTSca
Facebook: @USPORTSCanada

Media Contacts:

Micki Benedetti
Vice President Communications
Canadian Premier League
micki.benedetti@canpl.ca

John Bower Alan Hudes
Director, Marketing and Communications Manager, Communications and Content
U SPORTS U SPORTS
Off: 905-508-3000 ext. 241 Off: 905-508-3000 ext. 242
Cell: 780-667-5646 Cell: 647-991-5343
jbower@usports.ca ahudes@usports.ca