Media Release provided by the WHA Official Website: http://www.worldhockeyassociation.net/news/media_releases/media_071404.htm July 14, 2004 Free agent draft order announced The World Hockey Association today announced the draft order for the first day of its two day draft weekend. Teams will select NHL and AHL Free Agents on Saturday, July 17 at the new Fallsview Casino Niagara. The following is the order of the draft. Quebec Halifax Detroit Hamilton Toronto Dallas Teams will draft 30 players on Saturday. Each franchise has already identified a player with exempt status in the draft. On Sunday, July 18, teams will draft 30 Entry Level Players. Players undrafted in the past 3 years or drafted but unsigned will be eligible. Sixteen year old players who will be 17 prior to the start of the WHA season will also be eligible. The draft order for the Entry Level Draft will be announced on Saturday, July 17. The draft begins at 10 a.m. each day and is open to the public. The WHA Founders also announced they have ceased negotiations to purchase or establish a franchise in Orlando, Florida.