Eichel, Hanifin headline All-Americans

Aaron Vickers2015 Draft Center

Jack Eichel and Noah Hanifin, projected to be among the first names called in the 2015 NHL Draft, will headline the third annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.

The game assembles the top draft eligible talent from the United States.

“This game has developed into an exciting opportunity for the best players in the United States to showcase their skills on a national stage,” Jim Johannson, USA Hockey’s assistant executive director of hockey operations, said in a release. “Input from the NHL scouting community is that this year’s game will feature the highest level of talent to date for this event. We greatly appreciate the support of the Buffalo Sabres organization, which has proven to be an outstanding partner in this event.”

Among the 24 forwards alongside Eichel will be Kyle Connor. Connor was an All-USHL First Team selection and Eichel was selected to the All-USHL Second Team. He’s 12th in Future Considerations’ preliminary ranking.

Colin White, ranked 5th, will also be in attendance, as will Jordan Greenway (14th), Zach Werenski (16th), Paul Bittner (25th) and Jeremy Bracco (26th).

The game is set for Sept. 25 at First Niagara Center, which serves as the home to the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres.