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PWHL free agency tracker: All 6 teams lock up first 3 players

Here's how the PWHL rosters are shaping up ahead of the draft later this month.

The PWHL's initial free-agency period opened on Sept. 1 and teams wasted no time signing their three core players to build the rest of their rosters around.

Each team was allowed to sign three players prior to Sept. 10. Current or graduating players from NCAA or U SPORTS programs were not eligible to be signed during this window.

The PWHL will then hold its 15-round draft on Sept. 18 in Toronto. The order for the first round of the draft was determined by a lottery, with subsequent rounds following a "snake" format. Undrafted players will be free to sign with any club.

The draft order is as follows: Minnesota, Toronto, Boston, New York, Ottawa, Montreal.

Brianne Jenner #19, Marie-Philip Poulin #29 and Sarah Nurse #20 have all found their PWHL teams. (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images)
Brianne Jenner #19, Marie-Philip Poulin #29 and Sarah Nurse #20 have all found their PWHL teams. (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

Players in the PWHL will be paid a minimum salary of $35,000, a figure that teams can sign a maximum of nine players to. Teams must sign a minimum of six players to contracts of at least $80,000 that will be guaranteed for three years. The league's CBA does not include a salary cap but it does outline that teams must adhere to a $55,000 average salary.

Here are the three players each team signed in the initial free-agent window:

Toronto

Sarah Nurse, Forward

Renata Fast, Defense

Blayre Turnbull, Forward

Montreal

Marie-Philip Poulin, Forward

Laura Stacey, Forward

Ann-Renée Desbiens, Goaltender

Ottawa

Emily Clark, Forward

Brianne Jenner, Forward

Emerance Maschmeyer, Goaltender

New York

Abby Roque, Forward

Alex Carpenter, Forward

Micah Zandee-Hart, Defense

Minnesota

Kendall Coyne Schofield, Forward

Kelly Pannek, Forward

Lee Stecklein, Defense

Boston

Aerin Frankel, Goaltender

Megan Keller, Defense

Hilary Knight, Forward