Roster Announced for All-American Prospects Game

USA Hockey announced the roster for the 2016 All-American Prospects Game on Wednesday. The showcase brings together 42 American players eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft.

They’ll play a scrimmage with coaches John LeClair and Mark Howe at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on Sept. 22.

“This event provides some of the best U.S. players eligible for next year’s NHL Draft the opportunity to showcase their talent on a national stage,” said Jim Johannson, USA Hockey’s assistant executive director of hockey operations. “With input from NHL Central Scouting, this game will feature future stars of the NHL and we’re thrilled to be working with the Philadelphia Flyers to host this game as part of their 50th anniversary.”

Highlighting the roster are a handful of players who could not only find themselves on the U.S. national team for the 2017 World Junior Championship, but players that will go high in next summer’s draft, including Casey Mittelstadt, Kailer Yamamoto, Ryan Poehling, Jake Oettinger, Michael Pastujov and Sasha Chmelevski.

Middelstadt, Oettinger and Yamamoto, as well as defenseman Luke Martin, were a part of the U.S. U-18 team that grabbed bronze in the 2016 U-18 World Championship. Many players were also a part of the U.S. team’s second place finish at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Tournament this august, including Chemlevski, Mark Kastelic and Vanya Lodnia.

Minnesota leads the way among states with the most prospects, touting nine skaters. They’re closely followed by Michigan with seven and Massachusetts with four. Illinois (3), New Jersey (3), California (2), New York (2) and Pennsylvania (2) are the only other states with more than one representative.

Take a look at the full roster below.

Evan Barratt, U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Sasha Chmelevski, Ottawa 67’s (OHL)
Logan Cockerill, U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Cole Coskey, Sagniaw Spirit (OHL)
Sean Dhooghe, U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Logan Hutsko, U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Mark Kastelic, Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
Patrick Khodorenko, Michigan State University (Big Ten)
Vanya Lodnia, Erie Otters (OHL)
Kyle MacLean, Oshawa Generals (OHL)
Brannon McManus, Omaha Lancers (USHL)
Mick Messner, Madison Capitals (USHL)
Matt Miller, Victory Honda (T1EHL)
Grant Mismash, U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Casey Mittelstadt, Eden Prairie High School (USHS)
R.J. Murphy, Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)
Josh Norris, U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Michael Pastujov, U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Ryan Poehling, St. Cloud State University (NHCH)
Austin Pratt, Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
Scott Reedy, U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Jason Robertson, Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
Jacob Tortora, U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Kailer Yamamoto, Spokane Chiefs (WHL)

Mike Anderson, Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
Ronald Brickey, Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
David Farrance, U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Max Gildon, U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Phil Kemp, U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Nate Knoepke, U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Tyler Inamoto, U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Josh Maniscalco, U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Luke Martin, University of Michigan (Big Ten)
Tom Miller, U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Ben Mirageas, Bloomington Thunder (USHL)
Clayton Phillips, Fargo Force (USHL)
Jack Rathbone, Dexter School (USHS)
Reilly Walsh, Chicago Steel (USHL)

Jake Oettinger, Boston University (HEA)
Keith Petruzzelli, Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
Cayden Primeau, Lincoln Stars (USHL)
Adam Scheel, U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)