HockeyTV to Broadcast Prospects Game
CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game features 40 current or future NCAA players.

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Quinn Hughes enters his freshman year at Michigan as a potential top-10 NHL draft pick.

Forty current or future NCAA players are among the 42 participants at Thursday’s CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, which HockeyTV will carry live at 7 p.m. ET from Buffalo’s KeyBank Center.

Legendary defensemen Chris Chelios and Brian Leetch – who played at Wisconsin and Boston College, respectively – are the head coaches for the sixth annual game, which showcases the top U.S. players eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft.

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Leetch’s roster features the two NCAA freshmen in the game, Michigan’s Quinn Hughes and Boston University’s Brady Tkachuk. Both are heralded as potential top-10 picks next June.

Sixteen NCAA schools have committed recruits participating in the game.

Among the other highlights on the rosters:

  • Twenty-seven participants are playing in the USHL this season, 14 of them with the U.S. National Under-18 Team
  • Chelios will coach three future Wisconsin defensemen (Ty Emberson, Cole Krygier and K’Andre Miller), while Krygier’s brother and fellow future Badger Christian Krygier is on Team Leetch
  • Michigan has three representatives on each roster, highlighted by Hughes
  • Fans of nine schools will have divided loyalties; Boston University, Denver, Miami, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Notre Dame, Providence and Wisconsin each have representatives on both rosters
  • One player, goaltender Jon Mor on Team Leetch, is NCAA eligible but not yet committed to a school

2017 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game

Team Chelios Roster
Player 2017-18 Team NCAA Commitment

Goaltenders
Drew DeRidder U.S. National Under-18 Team Michigan State
Ben Kraws Buffalo Jr. Sabres (T1EHL) Miami

Defensemen
Michael Callahan Bloomington Thunder (USHL) Providence
Ty Emberson U.S. National Under-18 Team Wisconsin
Cole Krygier Lincoln Stars (USHL) Wisconsin
K’Andre Miller U.S. National Under-18 Team Wisconsin
Alec Regula London Knights (OHL)  
Mattias Samuelsson U.S. National Under-18 Team Michigan
Jacob Semik Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL) Michigan

Forwards
Paul Cotter Brookings Blizzard (NAHL) Western Michigan
Jack Drury Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL) Harvard
Joel Farabee U.S. National Under-18 Team Boston University
John Gruden U.S. National Under-18 Team Miami
Gavin Hain Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) North Dakota
Jack Jensen Eden Prairie H.S. Minnesota
Philippe Lapointe Shattuck St. Mary’s (Prep) Michigan
Jay O’Brien Thayer Academy (Prep) Providence
Ryan O’Reilly Madison Capitols (USHL) Denver
Jack Perbix Elk River H.S. Notre Dame
Oliver Wahlstrom U.S. National Under-18 Team Harvard
Tyler Weiss U.S. National Under-18 Team Boston University

Team Leetch Roster
Player 2017-18 Team NCAA Commitment

Goaltenders
Jake Kucharski Austin Bruins (NAHL) Providence
Jon Mor U.S. National Under-18 Team Uncommitted

Defensemen
Slava Demin Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) Denver
Jordan Harris Kimball Union (Prep) Northeastern
Quinn Hughes U. of Michigan  
Christian Krygier Lincoln Stars (USHL) Wisconsin
Adam Samuelsson U.S. National Under-18 Team Boston College
Spencer Stastney U.S. National Under-18 Team Notre Dame
Bode Wilde U.S. National Under-18 Team Michigan

Forwards
Braden Costello Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) North Dakota
Jake Gricius Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)  
Curtis Hall Youngstown Phantoms (USHL) Yale
Blake McLaughlin Chicago Steel (USHL) Minnesota
Jaxon Nelson Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) Minnesota
Jake Pivonka U.S. National Under-18 Team Notre Dame
Noah Prokop Shattuck St. Mary’s (Prep) Omaha
Jack Randl Omaha Lancers (USHL) Michigan
Ryan Savage Fargo Force (USHL) Miami
Colin Schmidt Wayzata H.S. Minnesota
Brady Tkachuk Boston University  
Jake Wise U.S. National Under-18 Team Boston University