Commits Fill USHL Prospect Rosters
19 schools have recruits set for Jan. 13 Top Prospects Game in Dubuque, Iowa.


Updated: Jan. 13 with injury replacements

Thirty-eight of the 43 players selected to the 2015 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game are already committed to Division I schools, with the event set for Jan. 13 in Dubuque, Iowa. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m. CT and the game will be shown live on FASTHockey. Game Hub

Those 35 players represent 19 Division I schools and 15 of the 17 USHL member clubs. Michigan and Minnesota have the most committed players participating with four, followed by Denver, Notre Dame and Penn State with three each. Boston University, Miami, North Dakota, Providence, St. Cloud State, Western Michigan and Wisconsin each have two recruits named to the game.

The selection process was completed in coordination with USHL general managers, NHL scouts and team personnel and NHL Central Scouting. All 43 players chosen are eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft, including 30 players who are in their first year of eligibility for the draft.

"The USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game provides a unique opportunity for the management and scouts of the 30 NHL teams to view the top USHL talent available for the 2015 NHL Draft," said Dan Marr, director of NHL Central Scouting. "The prospects are encouraged to showcase their skills and abilities amongst their peers in this competitive and entertaining environment that brings out their best."

2015 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Lineups

Brock Boeser Waterloo
Robert Carpenter Sioux City Boston University
Mikey Eyssimont Fargo St. Cloud State
Michael Floodstrand U.S. NTDP Harvard
Jakob Fosbacka-Karlsson Omaha Boston University
Matthew Freytag Tri-City Wisconsin
Jake Henderson Omaha Providence
Cooper Marody Sioux Falls Michigan
Tom Novak Waterloo Minnesota
Nikita Pavlychev Des Moines Penn State
Denis Smirnov Fargo Penn State
Chris Wilkie Tri-City North Dakota
Tory Dello Tri-City Notre Dame
Bryce Hatten Cedar Rapids Miami
Wyatt Kalynuk Lincoln Western Michigan
Joe Masonius U.S. NTDP New Hampshire
Ethan Spaxman Waterloo Merrimack
Ryan Zuhlsdorf Sioux City Minnesota
Chris Birdsall Youngstown Boston College
Ben Blacker Cedar Rapids Western Michigan
Mason Bergh Chicago Colorado College
Cal Burke Cedar Rapids Notre Dame
Kevin Conley Youngstown Denver
Kyle Connor Youngstown Michigan
Erik Foley* Cedar Rapids Providence
Jiri Fronk Cedar Rapids
Dylan Gambrell Dubuque Denver
Brent Gates Jr.* Green Bay Minnesota
Adam Gaudette Cedar Rapids Northeastern
Robby Jackson* Chicago St. Cloud State
Tanner Laczynski Chicago Ohio State
Seamus Malone Dubuque Wisconsin
Sam Miletic Green Bay Michigan
Chase Pearson Youngstown
Tyler Sheehy Waterloo Minnesota
Joe Cecconi Muskegon Michigan
Dennis Gilbert Chicago Notre Dame
Blake Hillman Dubuque Denver
Kris Myllari Youngstown Penn State
Vili Saarijarvi Green Bay
Christian Wolanin Muskegon North Dakota
Ryan Larkin Cedar Rapids Miami
Eric Schierhorn Muskegon
* Injured; will not play