Thursday, January 5, 2012

Four Stars named to USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Forwards Zach Aston-Reese, Luke Johnson, Kevin Roy, and defenseman Mike McKee were all named to the 2012 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game today.

Click here to read the official press release from the USHL.

Here's an excerpt from the article:

The United States Hockey League today announced the 40 players selected to compete in the 2012 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game presented by CCM which is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at the L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon, Michigan.

The game, which is the first of its kind for the USHL, will showcase many of the top USHL players eligible for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. 

A total of 30 players selected are in their first year of eligibility for the NHL Entry Draft.  Seven of the players are draft-eligible for the second time this year.  In addition, the USHL will showcase three players who are eligible to be drafted by NHL teams in 2013.

The selection process for the players was completed in cooperation with USHL General Managers, NHL scouts and decision makers, and NHL Central Scouting.

Four players who are top prospects for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft were also selected to compete in the event, including Waterloo Black Hawks leading scorer Taylor Cammarata, the top pick in the 2011 USHL Futures Draft, and Black Hawks 16-year-old defenseman Ian McCoshen who is in his second USHL season.  Lincoln Stars forward Luke Johnson, the team’s third-leading scorer, was also chosen for the event.

Congrats to Zach, Luke, Kevin, and Mike!  Great to see our younger, up-and-coming players recognized by the USHL, and the NHL.

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