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27 USHL Players and Alumni Participating in 2017 NHL Scouting Combine

06/02/2017, 1:45pm CDT

Players will participate in fitness testing and one-on-one interviews with NHL teams ahead of 2017 NHL Draft.


24 USHL players and three USHL alumni are participating in the 2017 NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo, NY ahead of the 2017 NHL Draft at United Center in Chicago. 


According to the NHL, the event consists of player interviews, medical assessments and a series of physical fitness tests. All 31 NHL Clubs have the opportunity to conduct individual interviews with players in preparation for the 2017 NHL Draft.


USHL players participating in the 2017 NHL Scouting Combine include top NHL Central Scouting ranked players such as Eeli Tolvanen (Sioux City Musketeers), Casey Mittelstadt (Green Bay Gamblers) and Shane Bowers (Waterloo Black Hawks), along with alumni Jake Oettinger (Team USA), Ryan Poehling (Lincoln Stars) and Luke Martin (Team USA).


A full list of USHL players and alumni participating in the 2017 NHL Scouting Combine is listed below.


USHL Players Participating in 2017 NHL Scouting Combine

David Farrance - Team USA

Kasper Kotkansalo - Sioux Falls Stampede

Eeli Tolvanen - Sioux City Musketeers

Shane Bowers - Waterloo Black Hawks

Keith Petruzzelli - Muskegon Lumberjacks

Maksim Zhukov - Green Bay Gamblers

Ben Mirageas - Chicago Steel

Jake Oettinger* - Team USA

Reilly Walsh - Chicago Steel

Mikey Anderson - Waterloo Black Hawks

Tyler Inamoto - Team USA

Casey Mittelstadt - Green Bay Gamblers

Josh Norris - Team USA

Jack Rathbone - Youngstown Phantoms

Tommy Miller - Team USA

Clayton Phillips - Fargo Force

Ryan Poehling* - Lincoln Stars

Dayton Rasmussen - Chicago Steel

Dylan Samberg - Waterloo Black Hawks

Evan Barratt - Team USA

Mario Ferraro - Des Moines Buccaneers

Max Gildon - Team USA

Nate Knoepke - Team USA

Luke Martin* - Team USA

Grant Mismash - Team USA

Cayden Primeau - Lincoln Stars

Scott Reedy - Team USA

*  - indicates alumni


Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2016-17. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts, 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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