Tkachuk headlines AAPG rosters

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Brady Tkachuk will headline the 2017 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.

The sixth annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game will be held on Thursday, September 21 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo.

Tkachuk, sixth in Future Considerations’ preliminary ranking for the 2018 NHL Draft, headlines the 42 players invited to participate in the tournament. Tkachuk, who captained Team USA to gold at the 2017 IIHF World Under-18 Championship, had 25 goals and 54 points in 61 games with the National Team Development Program in 2016-17 and is committed to the University of Boston for the 2017-18 season.

He’ll be joined at the showcase by Bode Wilde. Wilde, ranked seventh, had eight goals and 19 points in 56 games with the National Team Development Program’s under-17 team.

Other notables include defensemen Quinton Hughes, K’Andre Miller and Mattias Samuelsson and forwardsOliver Wahlstrom, Jake Wise and Joel Farabee.

Goaltenders: Drew DeRidder (NTDP), Ben Kraws (Buffalo Jr. Sabres), Jake Kucharski (Des Moines), Jon Mor (NTDP).

Defensemen: Michael Callahan (Bloomington), Slava Demin (Wenatchee Wild), Ty Emberson (NTDP), Jordan Harris (Kimball Union), Quinton Hughes (University of Michigan), Christian Krygier (Lincoln), Cole Krygier (Lincoln), K’Andre Miller (NTDP), Alec Regula (Chicago), Adam Samuelsson (NTDP), Mattias Samuelsson (NTDP), Jacob Semik (Dubuque), Spencer Stastney (NTDP), Bode Wilde (NTDP).

Forwards: Braden Costello (Des Moines), Paul Cotter (Lincoln), Jack Drury (Waterloo), Joel Farabee (NTDP), Jake Gricius (Portland), John Gruden (NTDP), Gavin Hain (NTDP), Curtis Hall (Youngstown), Jack Jensen (Eden Prairie High), Philippe Lapointe (Lincoln), Blake McLaughlin (Chicago), Jaxon Nelson (Sioux Falls), Jay O’Brien (Thayer Academy), Ryan O’Reilly (Madison), Jack Perbix (Elk River High), Jake Pivonka (NTDP), Noah Prokop (Green Bay), Jack Randl (Omaha), Ryan Savage (Fargo), Colin Schmidt (Wayzata High), Brady Tkachuk (Boston University), Oliver Wahlstrom (NTDP), Tyler Weiss (NTDP), Jake Wise (NTDP).