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USHL Unveils 30-Man Rosters & Affiliate Lists

09/01/2018, 9:45am CDT

Preseason rosters set, 23-man roster & affiliate lists due Sept. 24th.

The United States Hockey League, along with its member clubs, announced today the 30-man protected and affiliate lists for the 2018-19 season. Today also marks the first day that Injured Reserve can be utilized.




Member clubs must make necessary drops to get to their 23-man protected list by Sept. 24 at 12 PM CT to the league office, as well as USA Hockey, ahead of the start of the 2018-19 USHL regular season at the DICK'S Sporting Goods USHL Fall Classic. 23-man protected lists must adhere to regular season roster regulations, which include:

  • Teams must carry a minimum of three U18 players (2001 or 2002 birth years) on their active roster at all times.
  • Teams must carry at least two goaltenders on their active roster at all times.
  • Teams cannot carry more than five 20-year-olds on their active roster at a time, which must be reduced to four by the third weekend of the regular season. Goalies do not count toward the 20-year-old player limit.
  • Teams cannot carry more than four import players on their roster at one time.
  • Teams can only carry one import goaltender on their roster at one time.
  • A team is permitted to carry up to two Canadian import skaters (non-goaltenders) that will not count towards the aforementioned four import player limit.
  • Starting this season, any import goaltender, including a Canadian goaltender, will count as two players toward the four import player limit.


Beginning Sept. 25 at 12 PM CT, all roster moves will count towards the annual roster move limit. Players on both the 30-man protected and affiliate lists are eligible to play in USHL preseason games.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. 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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