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12 GTHL alumni selected for 2024 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) is proud to announce the 40 players (click here to view the complete list of players along with coaching staff) who will compete in the 2024 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game at the Avenir Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick, on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. The 40 players selected for the game include 12 Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) alumni consisting of two goaltenders, four defensemen, and six forwards.

Selected by the NHL’s 32 clubs, the 40 chosen players from across the Western Hockey League (WHL), Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) will compete before hundreds of NHL scouts and thousands of fans in Moncton in an effort to improve their draft stock ahead of the 2024 NHL Draft which is scheduled for next June.

Among the list of 40 players, there are 14 CHL skaters who currently have received an ‘A’ rating from NHL Central Scouting. That group of CHL players features ten projected first-round forwards along with four top-ranked defencemen, including forward Cayden Lindstrom of the Medicine Hat Tigers, defenceman Sam Dickinson of the London Knights, and forward Maxim Massé of the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. Both forwards Tij Iginla of the Kelowna Rockets and Andrew Basha of the Medicine Hat Tigers have seen their grades upgraded from a ‘B’ to an ‘A’ rating since the NHL Central Scouting’s ‘Preliminary Players to Watch List’ was published at the end of October.

OHL teams with multiple players selected include the Oshawa Generals (3), the Mississauga Steelheads (2) and the London Knights (2).

The 40 players will be assigned to either Team Red or Team White in the new year, while captains and alternates for both clubs will also be announced in January.

The 2024 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game will mark the 28th edition of this showcase and it will represent the first time that this event has ever taken place in the province of New Brunswick.

37 of the 40 CHL players who competed at the 2023 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Langley, B.C., were among those selected at the 2023 NHL Draft last June, a list that included first-overall pick Connor Bedard (Chicago Blackhawks/Regina Pats) and seven other CHL skaters chosen by NHL teams in the first round.

Since the event was first introduced in 1996, it has featured 16 players who were later selected first overall in the NHL Draft including Bedard (2023), Alexis Lafrèniere (2020), Nico Hischier (2017), Connor McDavid (2015), Aaron Ekblad (2014), Nathan MacKinnon (2013), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2011), Taylor Hall (2010), John Tavares (2009), Steven Stamkos (2008), Patrick Kane (2007), Marc-Andre Fleury (2003), Rick Nash (2002), Vincent Lecavalier (1998), Joe Thornton (1997), and Chris Phillips (1996).

The CHL continues to be the top supplier of talent to the NHL. At the 2023 NHL Draft, 80 CHL players were selected (accounting for nearly 36% of all draft picks), the most of any hockey development league in the world. Dating back to 1969, the CHL has seen 10 or more of its players taken in the first round of the NHL Draft  – a streak that now runs at 55 consecutive drafts.

The 2024 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game airs live from the Avenir Centre on TSN, TSN.ca, the TSN App, and RDS on Wednesday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. AT.

Team Red Staff
Honourary Coach – Gerard Gallant
Head Coach – Daniel Lacroix (Moncton Wildcats)
Equipment Manager – Chris MacDonald (Moncton Wildcats)
Athletic Therapist – Graham Black (Moncton Wildcats)

Team White Staff
Honourary Coach – Mike Kelly
Head Coach – Jim Hulton (Charlottetown Islanders)
Equipment Manager – Andrew “Spider” MacNeill (Charlottetown Islanders)
Athletic Therapist – Melanie Landry (Halifax Mooseheads)

GTHL ALUMNI SELECTED FOR 2024 KUBOTA CHL/NHL TOP PROSPECTS GAME

GOALTENDERS (2)  

  • Dawson Cowan 
  • Carter George – Thunder Bay Kings  
  • Ryerson Leenders – Toronto Young Nationals 
  • Lukas Matecha 

DEFENSEMEN (4)  

  • Harrison Brunicke 
  • Ben Danford 
  • Sam Dickinson – Toronto Marlboros 
  • Charlie Elick 
  • Lukas Fisher 
  • Spencer Gill 
  • Tomas Lavoie 
  • Luca Marrelli – Don Mills Flyers 
  • Henry Mews – Toronto Jr. Canadiens  
  • Zayne Parekh – Markham Majors  
  • Colton Roberts 
  • Carter Yakemchuk 

FORWARDS (6)  

  • Andrew Basha 
  • Cole Beaudoin 
  • Raoul Boilard 
  • Berkly Catton 
  • Maximilian Curran 
  • Gabriel Frasca – Mississauga Senators 
  • Liam Greentree – Markham Majors 
  • Tanner Howe 
  • Tij Iginla 
  • Adam Jecho 
  • Ollie Josephson 
  • Cayden Lindstrom 
  • Jett Luchanko 
  • Maxim Massé 
  • Julia Miettinen 
  • Luke Misa – Port Credit Storm  
  • Sam O’Reilly – Vaughan Kings 
  • Terik Parascak 
  • Ethan Procyszyn 
  • Beckett Sennecke – Toronto Marlboros 
  • Marek Vanacker 
  • Kieron Walton – North York Rangers  
  • Carson Wetsch 

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