USHL Names Top Prospects
Rosters for 2018 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game feature 38 commits.

Minnesota commit Blake McLaughlin ranks fourth in USHL scoring with 21 points through 17 games.

Forty players – including 38 committed to NCAA schools – have been selected to participate in the 2018 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game that will take place on Jan. 9 in Kearney, Neb.

Nineteen schools will have recruits participating in the game, which showcases USHL players eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft. Thirteen schools have multiple commits on the rosters, led by six schools with three players each: Harvard, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Western Michigan and Yale.

NHL general managers and scouts, NHL Central Scouting and USHL general managers collaborated on the selection process. Sixteen of the 17 USHL teams are represented on the rosters, with the lone exception being USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program.

This marks the sixth time and fourth consecutive year that the USHL has hosted the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. Past participants include first-round NHL Draft selections Shane Bowers, Kyle Connor, Brock Boeser and Jordan Schmaltz.

The Viaero Center – home of the USHL’s Tri-City Storm – will host the event. Visit to learn more.

Team East
No. Name Pos. Current Team NCAA Commitment
2 Marc Del Gaizo D Muskegon Massachusetts
4 Graham Lillibridge D Chicago Yale
5 Jacob Semik D Dubuque Michigan
6 Max Ellis F Youngstown Notre Dame
7 Michael Callahan D Central Illinois Providence
8 Harrison Roy F Cedar Rapids Maine
9 Noah Prokop F Green Bay Omaha
10 Tyler Madden F Central Illinois Northeastern
11 Xan Gurney D Chicago Western Michigan
12 Aidan Fulp D Dubuque Western Michigan
14 Matej Pekar F Muskegon Omaha
16 Braden Costello F Des Moines North Dakota
20 Curtis Hall F Youngstown Yale
21 Blake McLaughlin F Chicago Minnesota
22 Emilio Pettersen F Muskegon Denver
23 Alex Steeves F Dubuque Notre Dame
25 Jachym Kondelik F Muskegon Connecticut
29 Ryan O’Reilly F Madison Denver
31 Ivan Prosvetov G Youngstown  
35 Zach Stejskal G Central Illinois Minnesota Duluth
Team West
No. Name Pos. Current Team NCAA Commitment
2 Matt Kessel D Fargo Miami
5 Sampo Ranta F Sioux City Wisconsin
6 John St. Ivany D Sioux Falls Yale
7 Christian Krygier D Lincoln Wisconsin
8 Jacob Svejstrup-Schmidt F Fargo Maine
9 Travis Mitchell D Omaha Cornell
10 Jace Foskey D Tri-City Harvard
11 Wyllum Deveaux F Tri-City Harvard
14 Ryan Savage F Fargo Miami
16 Cole Krygier D Lincoln Wisconsin
17 Paul Cotter F Lincoln Western Michigan
18 Jack Drury F Waterloo Harvard
19 Devlin McCabe F Lincoln Minnesota Duluth
20 Philippe Lapointe F Lincoln Michigan
23 Samuel Salonen F Sioux City  
24 Martin Pospisil F Sioux City St. Lawrence
27 Jaxon Nelson F Sioux Falls Minnesota
28 Jack Randl F Omaha Michigan
33 Jake Kucharski G Des Moines Providence
35 Jared Moe G Waterloo Minnesota