USA Hockey announced today the 42 players who will compete in the sixth annual CCM / USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game set for Sept. 21 at KeyBank Center, home of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. Hockey Hall of Famers Chris Chelios and Brian Leetch will serve as head coaches.
"This event allows some of the best U.S. players eligible for next year's NHL Draft the chance to showcase their talent on a national stage," said Jim Johannson, USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations. "With input from NHL Central Scouting, this game will feature future stars of the NHL, as over 120 alumni of the event have already been selected."
Each year the CCM / USA Hockey All - American Prospects Game assembles the top U.S. players who are eligible for the upcoming NHL Draft. Following last year’s game, 24 players that participated in the contest went on to be chosen in the 2017 NHL Draft. In the game’s five-year history, 30 players have gone on to be selected in the first round of the NHL Draft, including 28 who played their junior hockey in the USHL. The USHL has also enjoyed a steady increase of player participation in the game, with 33 players named in 2015, 34 in 2016 and 38 players this season, in addition to two USHL alumni playing college hockey in 2017-18. Of the 42 players named to the All-American Prospects Game, 40 players are currently committed or playing Division I college hockey.
The NHL Dallas Stars will host the 2018 NHL Draft, which will be held over two days at the American Airlines Center in Dallas TX on 6/22/18 (Round 1) and 6/23/18 (Rounds 2 - 7).
The Dallas Stars Elite would like to congratulate DSEHC alumni Ryan O'Reilly for being selected to play in this year's CCM / USA Hockey All - American Prospects Game. Ryan is playing hockey this 2017 - 2018 season for the USHL Madison Capitols, and is committed to the University Of Denver.
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