CHL Top Prospect Game roster announced

Press Release2014 Draft Center

The Canadian Hockey League has announced the 40 CHL players that will compete in the 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Calgary, AB, on January 15, 2014.

Aaron Ekblad, Future Considerations’ top prospect in December’s ranking of the 2014 NHL Draft, will go head-to-head with the man he overtook in Sam Reinhart. Ekblad will represent Team Orr while Reinhart will skate on Team Cherry’s side.

Nine of Future Considerations’ top 10 ranked players will participate in the event and 19 skaters ranked in the first round will skate at Scotiabank Saddledome for the annual draft spectacle.

The 40 CHL players competing in the game were chosen by the 30 NHL clubs and divided into teams by NHL Central Scouting. In all, 20 players from the Ontario Hockey League, 13 players from the Western Hockey League, and seven players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Team Cherry

Ty Edmonds (Prince George Cougars)
Alex Nedeljkovic (Plymouth Whalers)

Anthony DeAngelo (Sarnia Sting)
Haydn Fleury (Red Deer Rebels)
Aaron Irving (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Roland McKeown (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jacob Middleton (Ottawa 67s)
Alexis Vanier (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)

Daniel Audette (Sherbrooke Phoenix)
Ivan Barbashev (Moncton Wildcats)
Conner Bleackley (Red Deer Rebels)
Michael Dal Colle (Oshawa Generals)
Chase De Leo (Portland Winterhawks)
Robby Fabbri (Guelph Storm)
Nikolay Goldobin (Sarnia Sting)
Ryan MacInnis (Kitchener Rangers)
Matt Mistele (Plymouth Whalers)
Sam Reinhart (Kootenay Ice)
Nick Ritchie (Peterborough Petes)
Nikita Scherbak (Saskatoon Blades)

Team Orr

Julio Billia (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Mason McDonald (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)

Aaron Ekblad (Barrie Colts)
Aaron Haydon (Niagara IceDogs)
Julius Honka (Swift Current Broncos)
Brycen Martin (Swift Current Broncos)
Alex Peters (Plymouth Whalers)
Ben Thomas (Calgary Hitmen)

Clark Bishop (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Blake Clarke (North Bay Battalion)
Eric Cornel (Peterborough Petes)
Leon Draisaitl (Prince Albert Raiders)
Nikolaj Ehlers (Halifax Mooseheads)
Josh Ho-Sang (Windsor Spitfires)
Brendan Lemieux (Barrie Colts)
Jared McCann (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Brendan Perlini (Niagara IceDogs)
Brayden Point (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Jake Virtanen (Calgary Hitmen)
Spencer Watson (Kingston Frontenacs)

For more information on the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, please click HERE.