USHL Names Prospects Rosters
22 schools will have future players participating in Jan. 8 prospects game.

Denver commit Bobby Brink leads the USHL in scoring with 33 points in 19 games (Photo by Hickling Images).

The USHL and NHL Central Scouting announced the rosters for the 2019 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Thursday, two teams that will feature 35 NCAA commits. The game, featuring players eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft, will be held Jan. 8 in Lincoln, Neb.

USHL Release

Twenty-two schools – representing more than one-third of all Division I programs – will have a recruit in the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. Eleven schools have multiple commits in the game, led by Michigan State and Western Michigan with three each. Minnesota Duluth and North Dakota both have future teammates who will meet on opposing teams in the game.

Nine of the selections were rated as second- or third-round draft candidates in the most recent NHL Central Scouting players to watch list, released last month. The USHL had 67 players on that list, the most of any junior league in the world.

This marks the fifth consecutive year, and seventh time overall, that the USHL will host the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

Team East
No. Name Pos. USHL Team NCAA Commitment
1 Logan Stein G Waterloo Ferris State
2 Ryan Siedem D Central Illinois Harvard
4 Ethan Frisch D Green Bay North Dakota
5 Michael Feenstra D Dubuque Michigan State
7 Trevor Janicke F Central Illinois Notre Dame
9 Grant Silianoff F Cedar Rapids Notre Dame
10 Matias Maccelli F Dubuque  
11 Egor Afanasyev F Muskegon Michigan State
12 Vladislav Firstov F Waterloo Connecticut
13 Hunter Skinner D Muskegon Western Michigan
20 Ty Jackson F Dubuque Northeastern
21 Dylan Jackson F Dubuque Northeastern
22 Will Francis D Cedar Rapids Minnesota Duluth
24 Robert Mastrosimone F Chicago Boston University
26 Ryan Drkulec F Waterloo Harvard
27 Lynden Breen F Central Illinois Maine
28 Josh Nodler F Fargo Michigan State
39 Christopher Giroday D Green Bay Western Michigan
98 Matej Blumel F Waterloo Connecticut

Team West
No. Name Pos. USHL Team NCAA Commitment
2 Kirby Proctor D Des Moines Omaha
3 Luke Johnson D Sioux City Providence
5 Cedric Fiedler D Fargo Western Michigan
7 Ryan Johnson D Sioux Falls Minnesota
10 Matt Brown F Des Moines UMass Lowell
12 Shane Pinto F Lincoln North Dakota
13 Jami Krannila F Sioux Falls St. Cloud State
15 Marcus Kallionkieli F Sioux City  
16 Anthony Romano F Sioux Falls Clarkson
18 Bobby Brink F Sioux City Denver
19 Tyler Paquette F Des Moines Penn State
25 Austen Swankler F Sioux Falls Michigan
26 Andre Lee F Sioux Falls UMass Lowell
27 Brady Meyer F Des Moines Minnesota Duluth
28 Ethan Phillips F Sioux Falls Boston University
31 Isaiah Saville G Tri-City Omaha
33 Ben Kraws G Sioux City Miami
37 John Prokop D Omaha Miami
38 Zac Jones D Tri-City Massachusetts
39 Kaden Bohlsen F Des Moines