2022 CPL–U Sports Draft

The 2022 CPL–U Sports Draft is the fourth annual CPL–U Sports Draft. Eight Canadian Premier League (CPL) teams will select 16 eligible U Sports soccer players in total when the draft is held on January 20, 2022.[1][2]

2022 CPL–U Sports Draft
General information
Date(s)January 20, 2022
Time8:00 PM ET
Network(s)OneSoccer, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, canpl.ca
16 total selections in 2 rounds
LeagueCanadian Premier League
First selectionTBD, Atlético Ottawa
← 2021


Players can be selected if they have one to four years of U Sports eligibility remaining and have declared for the draft by December 1, 2021.[1] On January 13, 2022, the league announced the list of 165 players who would be eligible for selection.[3]

Each CPL team will make two selections in the draft. The selection order is the reverse of the previous season's standings, including playoffs and final standings.[2]

Player selectionEdit

* Denotes player who has signed a professional contract for the 2022 season
^ Denotes player who has signed a developmental contract for the 2022 season

Round 1Edit

Pick # CPL team Player Position Nationality University Last team/academy
1 Atlético Ottawa
2 FC Edmonton
3 HFX Wanderers FC
4 Valour FC
5 York United FC
6 Cavalry FC
7 Forge FC
8 Pacific FC

Round 2Edit

Pick # CPL team Player Position Nationality University Last team/academy
9 Atlético Ottawa
10 FC Edmonton
11 HFX Wanderers FC
12 Valour FC
13 York United FC
14 Cavalry FC
15 Forge FC
16 Pacific FC


  1. ^ a b "Canadian Premier League Announces 2022 CPL - U SPORTS Draft". U Sports. November 5, 2021. Retrieved November 7, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Canadian Premier League announces date for 2022 CPL-U SPORTS Draft". canpl.ca. January 12, 2022. Retrieved January 12, 2022.
  3. ^ Thompson, Marty (January 13, 2022). "2022 CPL-U SPORTS Draft: View all eligible prospects here". canpl.ca. Retrieved January 13, 2022.