USA Hockey announced today the rosters for Team Langenbrunnerand Team Leopold for the seventh annual USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game set for Sept. 19 in Saint Paul, Minn., at Xcel Energy Center.
Jamie Langenbrunner (Cloquet, Minn.) and Jordan Leopold (Golden Valley, Minn.), both Minnesota natives and U.S. Olympians, will each coach a team in the event. Combined, they skated 28 seasons in the NHL and represented the United States internationally on 12 occasions, including three Olympic Winter Games, one World Cup of Hockey, four International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championships and four IIHF World Junior Championships.
The game will feature 42 of the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft, including 10 Minnesotans in Kaden Bohlsen (Willmar), Ben Brinkman (Edina), Ryder Donovan (Duluth), Ethan Frisch (Moorhead), Drew Helleson (Farmington), Aaron Huglen (Roseau), Trevor Janicke (Maple Grove), Michael Koster (Chaska), Garrett Pinoniemi (Mound) and Grant Silianoff (Edina). The game will also include the current consensus top pick in forward Jack Hughes (Orlando, Fla.).
USA Hockey also announced today that John Wroblewski (Neenah, Wis.), head coach for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program Under-18 Team in 2018-19, will serve as an assistant to Langenbrunner, while Dan Hinote (Elk River, Minn.), associate coach for USA Hockey's NTDP Under-18 Team, will serve as Leopold's assistant coach. Wroblewski, entering his third year as a head coach with USA Hockey's NTDP, is serving as an assistant coach at the All-American Prospects Game for the second time after doing so in the 2016 game. Hinote, who begins his first season with USA Hockey's NTDP, will be an assistant coach in this event for the first time.
Additionally, USA Hockey today named the support staff for this year's game, which will include athletic trainers Jason Hodges (New Baltimore, Mich./USA Hockey NTDP) and Stan Wong (Boca Raton, Fla./USA Hockey) and equipment managers Jake Visser (Grand Rapids, Mich./USA Hockey NTDP) and Scott Aldrich (Colorado Springs, Colo./USA Hockey).
NOTES: Tickets for the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game are on sale now at AllAmericanProspectsGame.com ... Media wishing to attend the 2018 USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game should complete the online credential form, found here ... The 42-player roster was announced on Aug. 17 and can be found here ... Collectively, 17 states are represented on the roster, including Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin ... Thirty-one players have ties to the United States Hockey League, the top junior league in the U.S., including 19 players associated with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program in Plymouth, Mich. ... Players selected to compete in the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game were chosen by USA Hockey in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting ... To date, 155 alumni of the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game have been drafted in the NHL, highlighted by 36 first-round selections ... USA Hockey will unveil the uniforms for the All-American Prospects Game next Monday (Sept. 10) ... Previous host sites for the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game include Buffalo (2012, 2014, 2015, 2017), Pittsburgh (2013) and Philadelphia (2016) ... For more information on the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, click here.