Kyle Connor of the Youngstown Phantoms and teammates Brock Boeser and Thomas Novak of the Waterloo Black Hawks, highlight a list of 40 prospects invited to compete in the 2015 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game at the Mystique Community Ice Center in Dubuque, Iowa, on Jan. 13.
The roster announcement was made Tuesday by the United States Hockey League in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting. Connor, Boeser and Novak are regarded as A-rated skaters on NHL Central Scouting's players to watch list and potential first-round picks at the 2015 NHL Draft.
Boeser, a 6-foot, 192-pound right wing, is tied for fourth in the USHL with 31 points (16 goals, 15 assists) in 23 games. Connor, a 6-1, 182-pound left wing/center, is tied for seventh with 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists). Novak, a 6-foot, 180-pound center, is third on the Black Hawks with 19 points (three goals, 16 assists).