The United States Hockey League and NHL Central Scouting have announced the players selected to participate in the 2016 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Jan. 12 in Omaha, NE.
The selection process for players competing in the game was completed in cooperation with NHL general managers and scouts, NHL Central Scouting and USHL general managers.
The roster features 40 players eligible for the 2016 NHL Draft, including 27 in their first year of eligibility.
“After a record-breaking NHL Draft in 2015 in which no junior league in the world had more draft picks than the USHL this should be a momentous year for the league and the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game,” Bob Fallen, USHL President and Commissioner said in a release. “By being selected for the event, these players have already captured the attention of NHL scouts, and the game provides them another opportunity to be evaluated among the best talent in their age group.”
Among those selected to participate are William Knierim of the Dubuque Fighting Saints, Andrew Peeke of the Green Bay Gamblers, Sam Rossini of the Waterloo Black Hawks and Max Zimmer of the Chicago Steel.
“The USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game provides a unique opportunity for the management and scouts of the 30 NHL teams to view the top USHL talent available for the 2016 NHL Draft. The prospects are encouraged to showcase their skills and abilities amongst their peers in this competitive and entertaining environment that brings out their best,” Director of NHL Central Scouting Dan Marr said in a release.
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