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USHL Players and Alumni Participating in 2018 NHL Scouting Combine

05/29/2018, 11:30am CDT


25 USHL players and 5 USHL alumni are participating in the 2018 NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo, NY ahead of the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas, TX. 


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 2018 NHL Draft.


USHL players participating in the 2018 NHL Scouting Combine include top NHL Central Scouting ranked players such as Oliver Wahlstrom (Team USA), Joel Farabee (Team USA), Bode Wilde (Team USA) and Sampo Ranta (Sioux City Musketeers), along with alumni Andrei Svechnikov (Muskegon Lumberjacks), Brady Tkachuk (Team USA) and Quinn Hughes (Team USA).


A full list of USHL players and alumni participating in the 2018 NHL Scouting Combine is listed below:

First Last USHL Team NCAA Commitment/Current Team Final NHL Central Scouting Ranking (North American)
Michael Callahan Youngstown Phantoms Providence College 145
Stanislav Demin Team USA University of Denver 40
Jack Drury Waterloo Black Hawks Harvard University 27
Ty Emberson Team USA University of Wisconsin 42
Joel Farabee Team USA Boston University 12
Patrick Giles Team USA Boston College 47
Jack Gorniak Lincoln Stars University of Wisconsin 87
Jonathan Gruden Team USA Miami University 46
Curtis Hall Youngstown Phantoms Yale University 60
Jordan Harris Youngstown Phantoms Northeastern University 44
Quinn* Hughes Team USA University of Michigan 6
Blade* Jenkins Team USA Saginaw Spirit (OHL) 26
Keegan Karki Muskegon Lumberjacks Uncommitted 5
Michael Kesselring Des Moines Buccaneers Merrimack College 75
Tyler Madden Tri-City Storm Northeastern University 39
Blake McLaughlin Chicago Steel University of Minnesota 24
K'Andre Miller Team USA University of Wisconsin 23
Jay O'Brien Youngstown Phantoms Providence College 32
Matej Pekar Muskegon Lumberjacks Miami University 55
Jack Perbix Green Bay Gamblers University of Notre Dame 96
Jake Pivonka Team USA University of Notre Dame 105
Sampo Ranta Sioux City Musketeers University of Wisconsin 18
Alec* Regula Chicago Steel London Knights (OHL) 72
Mattias Samuelsson Team USA Western Michigan University 21
Andrei* Svechnikov Muskegon Lumberjacks Barrie Colts (OHL) 1
Brady* Tkachuk Team USA Boston University 2
Oliver Wahlstrom Team USA Harvard University 7
Tyler Weiss Team USA Boston University 90
Bode Wilde Team USA Harvard University 17
Jake Wise Team USA Boston University 38

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrated its 16th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2017-18. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in five 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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