The United States Hockey League and its 17 member clubs unanimously approved an extension for president and commissioner Bob Fallen prior to day two of the NHL Draft in Chicago, IL. Fallen recently completed his third season as USHL president and commissioner.
The USHL Board of Directors met in Chicago prior to the NHL Draft at the headquarters of the league office. The USHL Board of Directors announced the following:
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.