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USHL Unveils 2019-20 30-Man Rosters & Affiliate Lists

09/01/2019, 11:45am CDT


The United States Hockey League (USHL) and its Member Clubs announced Sunday the 30-man protected and affiliate lists for the 2019-20 season. Today also marks the first day that Injured Reserve can be utilized.

Member Clubs must make necessary drops to reach their 23-man protected list by September 23 at 12 p.m. CT to both the USHL and USA Hockey. This list will signify the team’s roster ahead of the 2019-20 USHL regular season, set to begin at the 2019 DICK’S Sporting Goods USHL Fall Classic on Thursday, Sept. 26. The 23-man protected lists must adhere to regular season roster regulations, which include:

  • Teams must carry a minimum of three U18 players (2002 or 2003 birth years) on their active roster at all times.
  • Teams must carry at least two goaltenders on their active roster at all times.
  • Teams cannot carry more than five 20-year-olds on their active roster at a time, which must be reduced to four by the third weekend of the regular season. Goalies do not count toward the 20-year-old player limit.
  • Teams cannot carry more than four import players on their roster at one time.
  • Teams can only carry one import goaltender on their roster at one time.
  • A team is permitted to carry up to two Canadian import skaters (non-goaltenders) that will not count towards the aforementioned four import player limit.
  • Any import goaltender, including a Canadian goaltender, will count as two players toward the four-import player limit.

Beginning September 24 at 12 p.m. CT, all roster moves will count towards the annual roster move limit. Players on both the 30-man protected and affiliate lists are eligible to play in USHL preseason games.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 18th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2019-20. The USHL had 55 players selected at the 2019 NHL Draft, and more than 400 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.


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