Newspaper article The Canadian Press

World Junior Stars Highlight Roster for CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

World Junior Stars Highlight Roster for CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

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Roster released for Top Prospects Game

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TORONTO - Ontario Hockey League goal-scoring leader Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters was one of 40 players named to the BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game roster on Thursday.

DeBrincat helped the American team win bronze at the recent world junior hockey championship in Finland. Entering play Thursday, he has 56 points (33-23) in 30 games this season.

Joining him on Team Cherry for the Jan. 28 game at Vancouver will be Tyler Benson of the Vancouver Giants, Lucas Johansen of the Kelowna Rockets and Canadian junior team member Julien Gauthier of the Val-d'Or Foreurs. Players were chosen by all 30 NHL clubs and divided into teams by NHL Central Scouting.

Team Orr features world junior gold medallist Olli Juolevi of Finland and London Knights teammate Matthew Tkachuk along with Alexander Nylander of the Mississauga Steelheads, who led Sweden in world junior scoring. …

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