The United States Hockey League announced today the 30-man protected list and affiliate for its member clubs. The lists indicate players that have been invited by USHL teams, but not all players invited to pre-season camps are included. The final 23-man rosters will be submitted to the league office, as well as USA Hockey by September 21, 2015.
VIEW 30-MAN PROTECTED LIST AND AFFILIATE LIST (as of noon September 1, 2015)
24 NHL Draft picks and 274 NCAA committed players are featured on the league-wide 30-man protected list. The state of Minnesota had the most players listed by hometown with 65 players listed, followed by Michigan (55) and Illinois (38).
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 14th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2015-16. A record 37 players were chosen in the 2015 NHL Draft and more than 375 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.