The 2016 USHL Phase I Draft is set to begin at 7pm (ET) at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, MI and is open to the public. Players born in the year 2000 world-wide are eligible for the USHL Phase I Draft. 10 players have signed tender contracts with USHL teams, confirming their roster spot for next season as a 16-year old rookie.
Youngstown Phantoms general manager Jason Koehler has found some gems in the USHL Phase I Draft. USHL sits down with Jason to talk about the recent success of finding such players as Kyle Connor, as well as what teams in general are looking for at the U16 age group when heading into the USHL Phase I Draft.
Waterloo Black Hawks rookie Shane Bowers had a phenomenal first season in the USHL. The Canadian-born forward sits down with USHL to discuss his first season, what his USHL Draft day experience was like, and the humor behind the USHL Draft show not (entirely) prepared to hear his name called.
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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.
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