The WHL has had a historic first.
Chloe Primerano, a 15-year-old defender from the Burnaby Winter season Club U-15 workforce, has develop into the initial girl skater drafted to the CHL after getting selected 268th over-all by the Vancouver Giants.
A native of North Vancouver, B.C., Primerano is described as a stable skater that moves the puck nicely and with good final decision-producing. In 30 game titles with the U-15 prep program against boys, she experienced 19 factors in 30 game titles, good for 2nd in protection scoring on her club.
“Chloe’s enjoy this season in the prime U15 league in Canada made her absolutely deserving of this selection right now,” Giants GM Barclay Parneta claimed in a assertion posted by the WHL. “The Vancouver Giants are delighted to acknowledge her powerful perform by drafting her to the Western Hockey League.”
If Primerano performs in the WHL, she’ll be the first participant given that goaltender Shannon Szabados in 2002 to engage in in the WHL, and the 1st skater to participate in in any CHL league. Ève Gascon recently turned the third female to play in the crease in the QMJHL, though Taya Currie became the initial woman at any time drafted to the OHL previous calendar year.
Like all players taken in the WHL draft, Primerano will have the prospect to engage in a handful of video games in the WHL this season ahead of likely likely entire-time in 2023-24.