The draft, which is the first of its kind and a big step for North American women's ice hockey, was held in Toronto, Canada.

25-year-old Emma Söderberg from ice hockey famous Järved in Örnsköldsvik and raised in Modo, has played college ice hockey in the United States and last spring signed a contract with the Connecticut Whales in the then professional league PHF.

Now the goalkeeper, who was named best goalkeeper at the World Cup last time, is ready for Boston. Söderberg was drafted in the tenth round and 58th overall.

Modo player Lina Ljungblom can also pack her bags and get ready for the PWHL. The center was drafted to Montreal 90th and last overall.

First out of all in the draft was Minnesota, who selected home player Taylor Heise. The 23-year-old, who last year was named the best female college player in the United States, thus became a historic number one draft pick.

"It feels unreal," she says.

It was this summer that former professional league PHF was bought by LA Dodgers co-owner (and multi-billionaire) Mark Walter. Several hundred players were left clubless before it was announced that the new professional Womens' Hockey League, PWHL, would start up.

In the draft, the six teams in the PWHL: Boston, Minnesota, Montreal, New York, Ottawa and Toronto, will pick three players each before and then have the opportunity for additional additions in 15 rounds during the draft.

The league is expected to kick off in January.