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36 Players with USHL Ties To Participate In 2018 USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game

09/19/2018, 9:00am CDT

Game to be streamed on HockeyTV, USHL alum has won Player of the Game each of the last 4 years.

36 players with USHL ties will compete in the seventh annual All-American Prospects Game set to take place Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7:00 p.m. CT at Xcel Energy Center, home of the Minnesota Wild. In the game’s six-year history, 36 players have gone on to be selected in the first round of the NHL Draft, including 34 who played their junior hockey in the USHL.




USHL alumni Jack Eichel (2014), Luke McInnis (2015), Casey Mittelstadt (2016) and Brady Tkachuk (2017) earned Player of the Game honors in each of the past four seasons. Of the 42 players named to the All-American Prospects Game, 34 players are currently committed or playing Division I college hockey. 2019 NHL Draft prospects Alex Turcotte and Trevor Zegras are committed to the University of Wisconsin and Boston University, respectively. Top 2019 NHL Draft prospect Jack Hughes is currently uncommitted. 


Among the 35 players with USHL ties playing in the game, the game also features several alumni of the USHL Development Series. Turcotte, Cameron Rowe, Ryan Drkulec and Austen Swankler participated in the USHL Combine, while Cam York was expected to attend but was unable to participate. 


28 players from last year’s game were selected in the 2018 NHL Draft, including first round selections Brady Tkachuk (Ottawa Senators), Quinn Hughes (Vancouver Canucks), Oliver Wahlstrom (New York Islanders), Joel Farabee (Philadelphia Flyers), Jay O'Brien (Philadelphia Flyers) and K'Andre Miller (New York Rangers).

Below are the 36 players with USHL ties who will be competing in the 2018 USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game:

Position Name USHL Team College Commitment
G Spencer Knight Team USA Boston College
G Cameron Rowe Team USA University of Nebraska Omaha
G Isaiah Saville Tri-City Storm University of Nebraska Omaha
D Braden Doyle Dubuque Fighting Saints Boston University
D Ethan Frisch Green Bay Gamblers University of North Dakota
D Drew Helleson Team USA Boston College
D Mike Koster Tri-City Storm University of Minnesota
D Zac Jones Tri-City Storm University of Massachusetts
D Case McCarthy Team USA Boston University
D John Prokop Omaha Lancers Uncommitted
D Henry Thrun Team USA Harvard University
D Alex Vlasic Team USA Boston Unversity
D Marshall Warren Team USA Harvard University
D Cade Webber Madison Capitols Boston University
D Cam York Team USA Boston College
F John Beecher Team USA University of Michigan
F Kaden Bohlsen Des Moines Buccaneers University of Minnesota
F Matt Boldy Team USA Boston College
F Cole Caufield Team USA University of Wisconsin
F Judd Caulfield Team USA University of North Dakota
F Ryder Donovan Dubuque Fighting Saints University of North Dakota
F Ryan Drkulec Waterloo Black Hawks Uncommitted
F John Farinacci Muskegon Lumberjacks Harvard University
F Michael Gildon Team USA Ohio State University
F Jack Hughes Team USA Uncommitted
F Aaron Huglen Fargo Force University of Minnesota
F Trevor Janicke Team USA University of Notre Dame
F Owen Lindmark Team USA University of Wisconsin
F Robert Mastrosimone Chicago Steel Boston University
F Garrett Pinoniemi Lincoln Stars St. Cloud State University
F Shane Pinto Lincoln Stars University of North Dakota
F Grant Silianoff Cedar Rapids RoughRiders University of Notre Dame
F Austen Swankler Waterloo Black Hawks University of Michigan
F Alex Turcotte Team USA University of Wisconsin
F Danny Weight Team USA Boston College
F Trevor Zegras Team USA Boston University

The 2018 USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game will be streamed on as well as and include an appearance from USHL President and Commissioner Tom Garrity

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrated its 16th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2017-18. The USHL had a record 45 players selected at the 2018 NHL Draft, more than any junior league in the world, 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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